Five pupils of Hilcrest Technical School died on the spot while 11 others sustained serious injuries in an accident which happened on Great North Road near Kozo Lodge 5 KM South of Choma, on 17th June 2016 at about 22 hours. Involved was a mitsubishi Rosa Registration number AJC 5110 , a property of Hilcrest Technical School driven by Joseph Kafwimbi Mwape, 35 of highlands, Livingston which was heading to Canisias Secondary School from Livingston for games. Also involved was a Daf truck Registration number ABZ 8175 and trailer number 8175T which was stationed. The accident happened when the driver of the Minibus was overtaking a stationed truck in the process hit into the same truck as he tried to get back to his lane upon seeing an oncoming motor vehicle.
The driver escaped without injuries. The bodies have been deposited in Choma General hospital mortuary. Driver is detained for dangerous driving. ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO. ASSISTANT POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER