ONE person has died while two others have sustained serious injuries in an accident involving a goods train and a Scania truck.
The accident happened around 02:00hrs at rail crossing near Kapiri Glass Products (KGP) along the Ndola road when the truck driver failed to obey rail traffic signals at a level crossing and in the process went to hit into the Goods Train which had the right of way.
Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale has confirmed the accident to Mwebantu in a statement.
Mwale has identified the operator of the goods train as Mulenga Fredrick aged 32 years of house number NMB 888 Chipulukusu in Ndola who was operating a Goods Train Number 0522 on Locomotive number 01/611 while the driver of the Scania truck registration number AIB 1608 who had two male passengers on board is still unknown.
Mwale said one passenger from the motor vehicle died on the spot as a result of fatal injuries while two passengers sustained serious injuries and are currently admitted to kapiri mposhi district hospital.
He said the Locomotive operator escaped unhurt while the truck was extensively damaged, and the goods train had its front part damaged.
Mwale has since advised road users especially those in Kapiri Mposhi to exercise patience as the road is completely blocked due to the accident.
Meanwhile Mwale said police officers working together with Zambia Railways officials are doing everything possible to quickly address the situation.
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Eight people die in a road traffic accident in Petauke district , police say
EIGHT people have died while seven others sustained serious injuries after a truck and a Mitsubishi Fuso collided head on in Petauke District of Eastern Province.
The accident happened on Friday around 21:30 hours near Musambazi Bridge, 25km west of Petauke Boma along Great East Road.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed in a statement that the accident happened when the driver of the Volvo truck identified as Trust Mawele failed to keep to his lane and collided head on with an incoming Fuso truck which was being driven by an unknown man with unknown number of passengers on board.
Katongo said in the process, seven unknown people sustained serious injuries and are admitted to Petauke District Hospital and Minga Mission Hospital respectively while Eight unidentified persons died on the spot, and that among them, Six were males and two females.
She said the bodies are in Petauke District Hospital mortuary awaiting identification and post-mortem.
And Katongo said police have not yet established whether or not the drivers of both motor vehicles are among the victims.
Be wary of fraudsters, we are not conducting any recruitment at the moment, police say
THE Zambia Police Service says it is still not conducting any recruitment at the moment.
And police say it is worrying that members of the public are still being deceived by criminals through social media that the police is recruiting officers.
In a statement, Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo warned those who are asked by criminals to take application letters to unknown offices not to do so as they risk being attacked.
She has reiterated that the Zambia police has not carried any advertisement on recruitment hence all adverts and information circulating on social media about recruitment in the police service is fake and should be treated as such.
Katongo advised members of the public to wait for advertisements which are usually placed in traditional media (Print, Television and Radio) with a clear guide on how applications should be submitted.