Tanzanian national dies in head on collision in Shiwangandu District
Shiwang`andu, July 25, 2014. ZANIS… A Tanzanian national died after a fatal road accident involving a DAF truck and 2 Scania trucks
in Shiwang`andu District of Muchinga Province.
ZANIS reports that both Muchinga Province Deputy Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso and Shiwang`andu District Commissioner Moses Katebe confirmed the accident in separate interviews, in Shiwang`andu district, today.
Mr. Kapeso said that the accident occurred in Shiwang`andu District along the Great North Road, south of Chinsali turn off, in the early hours of yesterday.
He alleged that the accident happened when the an unidentified driver of a Scania Truck registration number T926 CBU trailer numberT140 collided head on with a DAF truck registration number T683 BRY/T361 BTC which was being driven by Khalfan
Juma Jackson aged 30.
Mr. Kapeso added that in the process of avoiding the two named trucks, another DAF truck registration numberT824 BQD/T424 BEP which was being driven by Abby Mlangimlazza aged 44 swerved and overturned to the left side.
The Deputy Police Commissioner said Juma Jackson died yesterday around 11:20hrs at Mpika district community hospital after he
sustained fatal head injuries.
Mr. Kapeso further said that Mlangimlazza sustained body pains while the driver who was at fault driving a Scania truck is on the run and
the Police have since launched a man hunt.
Both DAF trucks were coming from Mufulira heading to the Border Town Nakonde while, the Scania truck was coming Nakonde District.
Meanwhile, Shiwang`andu District Commissioner Moses Katebe who also visited the accident scene said all the three trucks have extensive damages.
This is a second accident to occur in a space of four days in the district, on Sunday three people died while three others sustained
multiple injuries after a Toyota Hiace they were travelling in overturned after a tire burst in Matumbo area of Shiwang`andu.