Lorry-mate crushed to death

Zambia Police
Zambia Police

A DRIVER’S mate of Ndola has been crushed to death at a Food Reserve Agency (FRA) depot in Chipili after a truck and trailer laden with maize ran over him, Luapula Province commissioner of police Hudon Namachila has said.



Mr Namachila said in an interview yesterday that the unidentified lorry-mate died on the spot on Saturday around 09:00 hours while loading maize onto the truck.
He has identified the driver of the truck as Issa Muhammad, 54, of Mandevu township in Lusaka.
“The lorry-mate died after being run over by his driver who was reversing. What happened was that the deceased had fallen off from the truck and he was covered by a tarpaulin, so the driver did not see him and ran over him,” Mr Namachila said.