In Muchinga Province, three people have died in a road traffic accident while five others have sustained injuries.
The accident occurred on 28th February, 2013 around 05:00 hours along the Great North Road south of Chinsali district.
Involved was a Taqua bus registration number T 298 BL2 driven by Osward Daison Mwawapa aged 46 and a Scania truck registration number T 302 BBR driven by Muhammad Ali Fara of unknown age.
Both drivers are believed to be Tanzanian nationals.
Facts are that the bus was overtaking the truck and in the process hit into the trailor. The bus then flipped and the truck lost control and hit into a tree.
The driver of the bus and his two crew members who have not been identified died on the spot while five passengers sustained injuries
The bus had 12 passengers on board while the truck had two.
The injured have been admitted to Chinsali District Hospital while the deceased bodies are lying in the District Hospital Mortuary.
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER