Two teachers of Katete district died yesterday in a road traffic accident that happened in Chongwe.
Confirming the death of Faston Soko a Deputy Headteacher of Imena Day Secondary School and his wife Memory Mutangelwa Soko who a teacher at Omelo Mumba Primary School, Katete District Education Board Secretary Ruth Moyo said the two teachers died last night.
Mrs Moyo said Mr Soko was studying at the University of Zambia Lusaka’s Great East Road Campus while his wife was studying at Chalimbana University.
She explained that her office was making arrangements to ensure that the bodies are brought to Katete.
When asked for a comment Zambia Police Service Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said in Lusaka, nine people died while seven others sustained serious injuries in an accident which occurred at about 15:30 hours at Mpango area on Great East road in Chongwe District.
Four passengers died on the spot while five others among them, the Driver of the Toyota Hiace, died at Chongwe Hospital where they were rushed for medical attention.
Involved was a Toyota Hiace Registration number BAH 4875 which was being driven by William Sichimanga Chunga and a Volvo truck registration number ALF 2214 which was being driven by Crywell Banda aged 34 of Eastern Province.
The accident happened when the driver of the bus was overtaking improperly hence collided head on with the oncoming Volvo truck.
The injured are in Chongwe and Levy Mwanawasa Hospitals while the bodies of the deceased are in Chongwe Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.