Kafue-bound train derails

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FOUR hundred and fifty commuters were stranded on Saturday after a Kafue-bound Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) passenger train derailed in Chisamba.
Central Province commissioner of police Lombe Kamukoshi said in an interview that the accident happened around 08:25 hours at Emmanuel School about 4.5 kilometres from Chisamba township.
Ms Kamukoshi said the derailment occurred due to a disturbed level-crossing resulting in six coaches going off the rail tracks
“There are no casualties recorded in the accident involving the train but all passengers were stranded,” Ms Kamukoshi said.
She identified the train operator as Simata Simata of house number 16 Milima Street , Luangwa township in Kabwe.

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