THREE people have died on the spot while three others sustained injuries in a road traffic accident, which occurred in the early hours of today on Great North Road.
The accident happened at around 05:40 hours, five kilometres south of Prospect Police station near Kabwe.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo stated that the accident involved a Mitsubishi Canter registration number BCA 1931 driven by Aupheng Kasaila, 36 of Ndola’s Pamodzi Overspill and a Ford registration number ALX 2624.
The Mitsubishi Canter had five passengers on board and 150 boxes of tomatoes while the Ford had five passengers.
Katongo stated that the accident happened when the driver of the Mitsubishi Canter lost control due to inattentiveness and went to the opposite lane where he collided with the oncoming Ford.
She stated that the unidentified driver of the Ford and his two passengers identified as male juvenile Speedwell Kayumba of Ndabala in Mkushi aged one year and an unknown female died on the spot after sustaining multiple injuries while three passengers – Christine Mwila, 36 of Ndabala in Mkushi, Assyria Mwelwa, 25 also of Ndabala and Idah Tracy Chiyeni, 32 of Chowa stage 2 in Kabwe – sustained serious injures.
Katongo stated that the injured were admitted to Kabwe General Hospital while the bodies of the deceased were lying in Kabwe General Hospital mortuary.