14 injured in Nchelenge road accident

Road works within and around the Luapula Province
Road works within and around the Luapula Province

FOURTEEN people are nursing serious injuries at St Paul’s Mission Hospital in Nchelenge after the vehicle they were travelling in hit into a wall fence and flipped after the driver failed to negotiate a corner.
Luapula Province commissioner of police Malcolm Mulenga said in an interview yesterday that the 14 passengers were sitting on top of a Mitsubishi Canter truck laden with planks.
Mr Mulenga said the accident happened around 21:30 hours on Saturday along Nchelenge-Mbereshi road after the driver dodged the barrier to avoid paying council levy.
“The driver dodged the barrier and used another road within the boma and when he reached a T-junction, he failed to negotiate and hit into the wall fence of Lake View Lodge and the vehicle flipped,” he said.
Mr Mulenga said the accident involved a Mitsubishi Canter registration number ABG 1805 which was being driven by a man only identified as Felix of Nchelenge.
He said the driver of the vehicle is currently on the run. Police have launched a manhunt
“Among the injured, five are juveniles while the rest are adults,” Mr Mulenga said.
He said the vehicle has been impounded.


Zambia Daily Mail