TWO individuals were killed instantly when a truck crashed into the bus they were riding in.
The driver of the Renault truck with the damaged rear and the license plate AJE 750 abandoned the truck and fled the scene.
According to Sharon Zulu, commanding officer of the Copperbelt Province Police, the accident happened on Sunday at or around 17:00 on the Ndola-Kitwe dual carriageway close to the Luanshya turn off.
“Involved in the accident was Renault Truck Registration number AJE 750 which had a damaged rear which was driven by an unknown driver who abandoned the truck after the accident. Also involved was a Mitsubishi Rosa bus registration number AAZ 8988 which was extensively damaged on the front part and it was being driven by Masauso Tembo aged 37 of Bulangililo Kitwe who sustained head injuries and fractured legs who is admitted to Roan General Hospital,” she said
She claimed that the two people who had passed away instantly were two unnamed females who had suffered head injuries and perished right there and then.
“The accident happened when the Mitsubishi Rosa bus was being driven on the Ndola Kitwe dual carriageway from east to west direction in the process it hit into Renault truck which had cut in front from north to south direction by joining Ndola Luanshya road. Police are yet to ascertain the number of passengers that were on board,” she said.
She continued by saying that the bodies of the two deceased women had been brought to Thompson Mortuary in Luanshya while they were being identified.