A Medical Stores truck which was ferrying assorted medical drugs to North Western Province overturned killing three people including the driver.
Three people who were on board including the driver died on the spot while one other person sustained serious injuries on Friday around 14:30 hours in Kifuwe area along Kabompo – Mufumbwe road.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has told Mwebantu in a statement that the accident happened when the driver of the truck failed to negotiate a curve and went off road and overturned before the motor vehicle rested on its roof.
“Involved was Muke Morris aged 35 of Antioch Compound, Kabompo, also a driver for Ministry of Health under medical stores who whilst driving a motor vehicle Mitsubishi Fuso Registration number BAG 1345 for Ministry of Health loaded with assorted medicines with three male passengers on board, along the said road in the direction of West to east, failed to negotiate a curve and went off road to the left and overturned before the motor vehicle rested on its roof,” Katongo said.
She said due to the impact, the driver Muke Morris and two passengers namely: Male Choncho Nyendwa aged 22 of Kabompo and Thomas Kasongo aged 34 of Kabompo died on the spot while the other passenger male Wana Tembo aged 24 also of Kabompo sustained serious injuries and is admitted to Mufumbwe District Hospital.
And Katongo said the bodies of the deceased are in Kabompo Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem while police have opened an inquiry in the matter.
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Ndola police recover stolen vehicle from Church
POLICE in Ndola have recovered a motor vehicle which was stolen at church on Sunday.
A male Juvenile of itawa area has since been arrested for allegedly stealing the vehicle at St Andrews United Church of Zambia in Ndola.
Copperbelt province deputy commissioner of Bothwell Namuswa has confirmed the arrest to Mwebantu.
Mr Namuswa said the juvenile aged 19 has been apprehended for stealing a motor vehicle number plate AQB 1023 silver in colour.
He said three other suspects have also apprehended in connection with the stolen vehicle but they are not yet been identified.
Mr Namuswa said the stolen motor vehicle is valued at K120,000.
He said the case was reported was filed in by the owner of the vehicle, Chileshe Puta on the same day that the theft happened.
The deputy police commissioner said officers retrieved the motor vehicle at Blue mint club in Ndola.
” I wish to confirm that the suspects have been apprehended and will appear in court,” Mr Namuswa said.