Mpika accident claims two lives


Two people have died while another is nursing injuries in fatal accident in Mpika district of Muchinga Province.

Muchinga Province Police Commissioner, Auxensio Daka, has confirmed the accident to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali yesterday.
Mr Daka said that the accident happened on Saturday around 15:00hrs
at Danger Hill along the Great North Road.

He said the accident occurred when a moving Beiben tipper truck of
registration number ADC 8948, being driven by Perry Chilambalile of Tazara Compound in Mpika district, hit into a Mercedes Benz tipper truck of registration number AAH 2624 which was being driven by Moses Siame.

Mr Daka said Mr Siame of Location Area and a passenger, identified as James Makelo of Chitulika village died on the spot while Joseph Chileshe of Malashi village sustained body injuries and he is nursing wounds at Mpika General Hospital.

The Driver of Beiben tipper truck has since been charged with dangerous driving and will appear in court soon.