Sixteen people have died on the spot in a road accident on the Great North road in Chisamba.

Sixteen people have died on the spot while four others sustained serious injuries in a road accident on the Great North road in Chisamba.
The accident, which happened around 06:30 hours today, occurred when the Toyota Hiace Minibus Registration number ACP 3052 they were travelling in collided with an on-coming truck opposite Ibis gardens in Chisamba.
Police Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth Kanjela has confirmed the accident in a statement availed to Breeze News.
Ms. Kanjela says the driver of the minibus only identified as Costa is among the dead.
The other dead persons comprising of eight males and eight females have not yet been identified.
She says that the driver of the bus lost control after a rear tyre burst and went on to hit into an on-coming truck and overturned. The minibus was coming from Kabwe to Lusaka.
The driver of the Volvo truck belonging to SABOC transport of Zimbabwe, Nathan Kambauwa aged 40 of Harare escaped unhurt.
The bodies of the passengers and the driver are lying in liteta hospital mortuary while the injured are admitted in the University Teaching Hospital.
In early February this year, 51 people died in a road accident after a Post bus they were traveling in from Ndola to Lusaka collided with a truck in the same area.

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