Katanga stated that the incident happened when a Rosa Bus Registration Number ACK 9525, which was being driven by James Simpamba, 39, misjudged clearance distant and in the process hit into the stationary Volvo truck registration number ACM 5453, ALZ 5134T and later into a Toyota Corolla registration number BCC 4458, which was being driven by Oscar Mambwe, 38, of Kasompe new plots in Chingola.
“In the process, Bupe Chikwanda, 25, of Nchanga North, who sustained a deep cut on the forehead, died on the spot; Regina Bwale, 23, of Nchanga North, sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot, a male yet to be identified sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot and Haggai Nkandu, 35, who sustained a cut on the forehead, died whilst being attended to at Nchanga South Hospital in Chingola,” she stated.
She added that all the deceased were from the Rosa Bus.
“The driver of the truck was not found as the motor vehicle was found abandoned. Bodies of the deceased have been deposited in the hospital mortuary while among the injured, some have been admitted and others have been discharged,” stated Katanga.