Three people died on the spot while two others sustained injuries in an accident which happened today around 05:50 hours along the Great North road, about one kilometre north of landless corner police post.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo confirmed this in a statement.

“Involved in the accident was Lukonde, other name and age not known, of Serenje who was driving a Mitsubishi Fuso registration number ALF 538 from the northern direction to southern direction and Silwamba Shadrick aged 32 of Katozi compound in Nakonde who had parked his Scania truck registration number AHB 490 facing the southern direction after it had a breakdown,” said Katongo.

The accident happened when the driver of the Mitsubishi Fuso, due to excessive speed went to hit into the stationary Scania Truck. The driver of the Mitsubishi Fuso, together with his two female passengers namely Martha Kabwe of Matero Lusaka and one unknown died on the spot after sustaining fatal injuries while another passenger identified as Josephine Bauleni of Kabwe in Central Province sustained head injuries and is admitted to Liteta Hospital. The driver of the Scania Truck also sustained injuries and is admitted to Liteta Hospital. The bodies of the deceased persons are in Chisamba Clinic mortuary.”