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One person dies after truck and train collide

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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

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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.

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Be wary of fraudsters, we are not conducting any recruitment at the moment, police say

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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.

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Two people die after floor tiles they were offloading fell on them, police say

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TWO people have died after floor tiles which they were offloading from a truck  fell on them whilst they were inside a container.
The incident happened on Tuesday around 16:00 hours at Kalatrade Industries Ltd which is located in 15 miles area along Great North Road, in Chibombo District.
And Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo who confirmed the development to Mwebantu in a statement identified the victims as Johnson Ntaulo aged 27 years and James Lupiya aged 37 who were workers at the same company.
She said officers who rushed to the scene found bodies of the victims still stuck and were found with head and chest injuries.
And Katongo said the bodies have since been deposited in the UTH Mortuary and an inquiry in the matter has been opened.

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