AN unknown number of people have been burnt to ashes in an accident involving three trucks which have also been completely burnt at Kapiringozi hills in Chirundu.
The accident happened today around 06:40 hours involving an unknown motor vehicle which was being driven by an unknown driver with unknown number of passengers who are suspected to have been burnt to ashes.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo who confirmed the development in a statement said the accident also involved a Zimbabwean, Prince James aged 25 of Clear Choice logistics who was driving a Volvo truck registration number ACQ 2702 which had a break down and also another Zimbabwean man identified as Donemore Magoshe of Srauss logistics driving a Faw truck registration number AEU 6414 and believed to have been carrying Jet 1 fuel.
She said the accident happened when the unknown driver who was driving an unknown truck was descending the hill and lost control of the Vehicle due to excessive speed and hit into a Faw Motor vehicle which was carrying suspected Jet1 Fuel and later went and hit into a stationery Volt truck which had a break down.
Katongo said all the vehicles caught fire and were completely burnt.
She said police and the fire brigade are still at the scene and the number of people that have died has not yet been established as they were burnt to ashes.
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Nurse, ambulance driver killed in Lundazi road traffic accident
AN ambulance taking a patient from Ng’onga to Lundazi Hospital hit a tree at Mphamba Bridge, killing a nurse and the driver, police said.
Eastern Province Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Achiume said the accident happened at 2am.
He said the driver, Stephen Mulenga, a ZNS officer of Lumezi ZNS Camp, who was carrying 3 passengers sustained fatal head injuries and died on the spot. Mr Peter Mwanza a nurse from Lundazi District Hospital sustained head injuries and also died on the spot.
The survivors, Crodina Moyo also of Lundazi District Health Office and an unknown male adult of unknown abode complained of general body pains and are admitted to the District Hospital.
Mr. Achiume said the accident happened when the driver of the ambulance failed to negotiate a curve and careered off the road on the right side, hitting into a tree and fell into a ditch.