Three people have died on the spot while 16 others have sustained multiple injuries after a motor vehicle they were in was involved in a Road Traffic Accident along the Great North Road at Salami Village in Lavushimanda District of Muchinga Province.
Among the three is a 32-year-old identified as Barbara Musonda while the other two a male and female are yet to be identified.
Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Lizzie Machina has confirmed the accident stating that the driver identified as Collins Chengo, 32, of Tazara in Mpika is among the injured.
Ms. Machina said the accident happened yesterday around midnight when the driver of a motor vehicle, Mistubishi Fuso Registration Number ALC 1789 with 32 passengers on board lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speed, veered off m and overturned.
She said bodies of the deceased have been deposited at Chilonga Mission Hospital mortuary.
Ms. Machina added that the driver who sustained body pains and 15 passengers are admitted to Chilonga Mission Hospital.