Two people an adult male of Mozambican national and one female juvenile of Katete district have died on the spot, while one female adult of Katete district has survived after being involved in a road traffic accident along great east road in Nyimba district of Eastern province.
Confirming the incident to ZANIS in Nyimba, Eastern Province Police Commissioner Luckson Sakala said the accident happened around 20:00 hours yesterday, when a Shakeman truck registration number AAE 65np/ AA 25np which was being driven by 42 year old Amade Jose, of Mozambique, Beira, failed to negotiate a curve and lost control due to excessive speed.
Mr Sakala said the vehicle with two passengers on board whilst carrying about 40tonns of bells of iron sheet, was coming from the east to the west and careered off the road to the right and overturned into a ditch near Luangwa bridge.
Mr Sakala identified the deceased as Amade Jose 42 of Mozambique, Beira and an unknown 10 year old girl of Katete District, in Eastern Province.
Nyimba District Health Director Martin Mbewe said the bodies have been disposed in Nyimba district hospital, while the survivor is receiving treatment at the same hospital and is in a stable condition.
Meanwhile, Nyimba District Commissioner Col Peter Kaisa has appealed for a fire engine truck in the district.
Speaking when Minister in the Office of the Vice President Olipa Phiri called on him, Col Kaisa explained that between Nyimba and Luangwa is a hotspot for road traffic accidents in the province.
He noted that many lives have been lost on the scene because of not being retrieved on time to receive medical attention, hence a fire engine would help greatly especially during accidents.