32 DIE ON THE SPOT IN MKUSHI ROAD ACCIDENT
Written by Mafken FM Newsroom on 4 September 2023
Thirty-two people have died in a road accident in Mkushi District in Central Province.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Danny Mwale confirmed the incident in a statement made available to Mafken FM radio.
Mr Mwale revealed that 26 others sustained injuries after their Scania truck overturned at Zambia Corner in Mboloma area in Luano District yesterday, 3rd September, 2023, around 07:00.
He said involved was Emmanuel Chunga, 32, of Itala Compound in Mkushi District, who was driving a Scania truck moving from North into Southern direction with undisclosed number of Passengers on board as they were going for business in Mboroma area.
Mr. Mwale said the accident happened when the driver, due to excessive speed, lost control of his Motor Vehicle and in the process careered off the road and overturned.
He says due to the impact, 32 Passengers, 22 females and 10 males, died on the spot after sustaining fatal body injuries while 26 other Passengers sustained various Serious injuries, with ten currently admitted to Luano Mini Hospital while 16 are admitted to Mkushi District hospital.
Mr Mwale further discloses that, the bodies of the deceased have been deposited into Mkushi Hospital Mortuary awaiting Postmortem and Identification.