At the Mokambo border, an acid truck driver was discovered dead inside of his vehicle.
It is thought that Gabriel Marlon Chipman was in line awaiting authorization to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
According to Copperbelt commanding officer Peacewell Mweemba, the incident happened yesterday at the Mokambo border in Mufulira. Police received information that the victim was found dead inside an acid truck with the license plate BCD4546 that belonged to Access Logistics of Ndola.
“Brief facts are that the truck in question was at Mokambo boarder in the queue awaiting clearance to DR Congo to deliver acid. It is believed that the truck had no enough fuel and had been parked near immigration offices for three days. Police rushed to the scene and found the truck locked with a dead body of a driver inside,” he said .
He said police forced the truck door open to access the body.
“The body was inspected and had no visible injuries. It has since been deposited to Ronald Ross Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem to determine the cause of death,” he said.