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Medical Stores Truck Overturned Killing Three People

A Medical Stores truck which was ferrying assorted medical drugs to North Western Province has overturned killing three people including the driver.

Three people who were on board including the driver died on the spot while one other person sustained serious injuries on Friday around 14:30 hours in Kifuwe area along Kabompo – Mufumbwe road.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has told Mwebantu in a statement that the accident happened when the driver of the truck failed to negotiate a curve and went off road and overturned before the motor vehicle rested on its roof.

“Involved was Muke Morris aged 35 of Antioch Compound, Kabompo, also a driver for Ministry of Health under medical stores who whilst driving a motor vehicle Mitsubishi Fuso Registration number BAG 1345 for Ministry of Health loaded with assorted medicines with three male passengers on board, along the said road in the direction of West to east, failed to negotiate a curve and went off road to the left and overturned before the motor vehicle rested on its roof,” Katongo said.

She said due to the impact, the driver Muke Morris and two passengers namely: Male Choncho Nyendwa aged 22 of Kabompo and Thomas Kasongo aged 34 of Kabompo died on the spot while the other passenger male Wana Tembo aged 24 also of Kabompo sustained serious injuries and is admitted to Mufumbwe District Hospital.

And Katongo said the bodies of the deceased are in Kabompo Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem while police have opened an inquiry in the matter.

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