Two parish in Ndola Kapiri-Mposhi road accident

 Two parish in Ndola Kapiri-Mposhi road accident

By Staff writer
Two people have died in an accident which happened on the Ndola Kapiri-Mposhi road near Luansobe.

And a baby has survived the accident and has since been discharged from hospital.

Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said the accident happened when the driver of a Toyata Hilux was overtaking improperly.

He said preliminary investigations indicate that the accident happened when the driver of the Toyota Hilux registration number AJE 1773, driving from the direction of Ndola to Kapiri-Mposhi, was improperly overtaking two motor vehicles and in the process collided head-on with a Volvo truck registration number BBA 1760 which was driving in the direction of Kapiri-Mposhi to Ndola.

Mr Mwale said after the collision, the Volvo truck lost control and hit into another Volvo truck registration number AOB 3401 which was driven by Abraham Mwansa aged 38 of Lusaka and later hit into a Benz Truck registration number BCA 9315 which was driven by Gomani Malala aged 56 of Ndola’s Kabushi Township.

He said the driver and passenger from the Toyota Hilux were confirmed dead upon arrival at Kapiri-Mposhi District Hospital while the other passenger; a three month old baby sustained some injuries.

Mr Mwale said the driver of the Volvo truck registration number BBA 1760 also sustained serious injuries.

“The rest of the drivers in the other vehicles escaped without injuries. Bodies of the deceased are in Kapiri-Mposhi District Hospital mortuary awaiting formal identification while the injured victims are admitted to the same hospital where they are receiving treatment. The Toyota Hilux is extensively damaged while other three vehicles suffered damaged fenders and bumpers,’’ he said.