THREE people have died on the spot while four others sustained injuries after a fuel tanker collided with a Toyota Hiace in Chongwe District.
Involved in the accident was Ali Sugule 33 of Emmasdale who was driving a tanker truck registration Number BCC 8694ZM and trailer BCB 2237ZM from East to West loaded with diesel.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the truck overturned and diesel spilled off.
He said also involved was Fed Tembo 30 of Chongwe who was driving a Toyota Hiace bus Registration number BAP 7008ZM from West to East which was extensively damaged due to the impact.
The driver of the minibus and his two female adult passengers sustained fatal injuries and died on the spot while three other passengers namely, Lyson Tembo aged 21, Victor Msidi aged 22 ,Nicolas Mulima aged 23 and the driver of the truck sustained serious injuries.All are receiving treatment at Chongwe hospital,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the accident occurred when the truck driver failed to keep to his near side hence collided head on with the oncoming Public Service Vehicle a Toyota Hiace bus.