The accident at 10 Miles in Katuba on Wednesday afternoon claimed five people and left 12 others injured, police have said.
Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo stated that the accident occurred at about 15:45 hours at the junction of Mungule road and Great North Road.
“Involved was a Scania truck registration number AJD 9957 driven from West to east (from Mungule direction) being driven by an unknown driver who is on the run,” Mwaata Katongo stated
“When the truck reached the junction, the driver failed to stop the vehicle, later swerved to the left and hit into two vehicles, a Nissan Hard body and a Mazda subsequently hitting people who were at a market place. Five died on the spot while 12 others who sustained injuries have been rushed to Chingwere first level Hospital and UTH respectively.”
Mwaata Katongo stated that police were looking for the driver who escaped after the accident.