A scania Marcopolo bus belonging to Power Tools from Nakonde to Kitwe was last night involved in a fatal accident killing three people instantly while 39 others sustained very serious injuries. There were 69 passengers on board.
The bus registration number ACR 6315 and ACL 6315T was driven by Barron Chibwe aged 39 years overturned as he failed to negotiate a curve at Makekani area, 2 kilometres from Serenje. By press time several other passengers were still trapped as fire fighters were trying to remove the bodies.
And in a rather dramatic event, two fire brigade officers and a road transport and safety agency (RTSA) officers who were at the accident scene were also knocked down by an oncoming truck and are feared dead. The truck further went to hit into the RTSA recovery truck.