NOEL IYOMBWA writes
AN UNKNOWN number of people have been burnt to ashes in a road traffic accident in Chirundu.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed the accident in a statement yesterday.
The incident occurred as a speeding vehicle hit into a fuel tanker carrying Jet A1 fuel that ignited a blast that engulfed the two trucks and another one that had broken down.
Ms Katongo said that the accident happened on 16 August, 2020 around 06:40 hours in Kapiringozi Hills.
“Involved in the accident was unknown motor vehicle driven by unknown driver with unknown number of passengers who are suspected to have been burnt to ashes.
“Also involved was a Zimbabwean, Prince James aged 25 of Clear Choice Logistics who was driving a Volvo truck registration number ACQ 2702 which was on break down and also another Zimbabwean male identified as Donemore Magoshe of Srauss logistics driving a Faw truck registration number AEU 6414 and believed to have been carrying Jet A 1 fuel,” she said.
Ms Katongo explained that the accident occurred when the unknown driver who was driving an unknown truck which has been completely burnt was descending the hill and lost control of the motor vehicle due to excessive speed and hit into a Faw Motor vehicle which was carrying suspected Jet A1 Fuel and later went and hit into a stationery Volt truck which had a break down and all motor vehicles caught fire and were completely burnt.
She said that the number of people that have died has not yet been established as they were burnt to ashes.