Namibian trucks in head-on collision in Zambia

01 Oct 2016 18:20pm
KATIMA MULILO, 01 OCT (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Katima Mulilo are probing the death of a Namibian who allegedly died in a truck accident in neighbouring Zambia.
Confirming the enquiry to Nampa on Saturday, NamPol’s Deputy Commissioner for Operations in the Zambezi Region, Robert Sanjahi said the office of the NamPol inspector-general tasked them to look into reports that two Namibians were involved in a truck accident, which left one dead and another with serious injuries along the Mazabuka-Lusaka road in Zambia this week.
Media reports from that country indicate that the Volvo trucks with Namibian registration, collided head-on Thursday morning.
“We are following up on media reports that reported that two Namibian citizens were involved in a serious truck accident. From the articles read, it is reported the accident was head-on and both trucks caught fire immediately. So we are looking into all this and how best we can revert back to the NamPol inspector-general,” said Sanjahi, who is also acting regional police commander.
He added that they will be engaging their counterparts at Chioma in Zambia to verify and establish the ownership of the trucks.
According to media reports on the online news source, Mwebantu, one of the trucks registered N693S was towing a trailer and the other, with a registration of N1832W, was driven by a driver aged 22 years.
It is reported that the truck with a trailer apparently failed to keep in the correct lane and as a result, hit the oncoming truck driven by the 22-year-old man, who later burnt to death. His remains are with the Mazabuka District Hospital Mortuary.
Zambian Police are now on a manhunt for the other truck driver, who is on the run, despite apparently sustaining serious injuries.
(NAMPA)
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