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5 people perish in a road accident

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Police deputy spokesperson, Danny Mwale

Tragedy struck on Wednesday morning near Edward Truck Park along the Chirundu/Kafue Road when a horrific road accident involving a Toyota corolla bearing registration number ABR 4887 and a Scania Truck bearing registration number KN 67KW T Trailer claiming the lives of 5 people.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla identified as Chikuni Gwantula aged 37 of Mazongololo compound in Chirundu District together with four passangers including a two-month old baby sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead upon arrival at Mtendere Mission Hospital.

The other four deceased were identified as Fridah Kawila aged 40, Labani Kadakwa aged 32, Precious Hamasukwa aged 16 and Nelia Mwewa aged 2 months all of Chirundu District.

Obelix Zileni aged 44 who was driving a Scania Truck and Trailer escaped with injuries.

Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale says he was rushed to Mtendere Mission Hospital where he is currently admitted.

Mwale says investigations indicate that the driver of the Corolla failed to keep to his near-side and collided with the oncoming Truck.

The bodies of the deceased are in the same Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.

The Toyota Corolla was extensively damaged while the Truck had its front part extensively damaged.

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