Ten burnt to death in Zambian road accident

Zambian roads – no speed limits

Lusaka, Zambia – Ten people were burnt to death when a Mitsubishi truck in which they were traveling over-turned, PANA reports, quoting a news report on the state-run Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Friday.

The light truck was also carrying drums of petrol and diesel when the accident occurred.

Police public relations officer Bonnie Kapeso said the accident occurred in central Mkushi's Mpalashya area Thursday night after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Kapeso said all the 10 people on board, including the driver of the truck, were burnt to death.

Police officers who rushed to the scene after the accident could not retrieve the bodies as the vehicle was still on fire at the time.

Meanwhile, two toddlers have been burnt to ashes at Koomamba fishing camp in Mazabuka, Southern Province.

The two, aged four and seven were killed in a fire that burnt five other houses and destroyed property worth millions of kwacha.

Mazabuka District Commisssioner, Tyson Hamaamba, said the two were burnt beyond recognition.

He said those whose houses were burnt are in need of aid as all their property was destroyed.

Koomamba fishing camp lies along the banks of the Kafue river.

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