Truck driver dies in accident

Zambia Police Public Relations Officer

A truck driver has died on the spot in a road traffic accident while four others have sustained serious injuries after the Volvo truck they were in plunged into a cliff.

The accident, which involved a Volvo truck registration number ALG 6095 and trailer number 3421T belonging to Ali and Sons of Chipata,  happened in Eastern province yesterday around 20:00 hours along Chipata-Lusaka road.

Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela confirmed the accident to ZANIS in a statement today.

Ms. Kanjela said the truck plunged into cliff after failing to negotiate a curve a corner.

She named the deceased driver as Malias Phiri whom she said was trapped in the Volvo truck after the accident.

She said measures have since been put in place to retrieve the body of the driver