8 dead as Dangote Cement truck crushes several vehicles in Zambia

8 dead as Dangote Cement truck crushes several vehicles in Zambia

A road mishap involving a Dangote Cement truck and several other vehicles led to the death of at least 8 people while leaving 3 others wounded along Ndola-Kapiri road, Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia on Wednesday 3 August 2016.

According to Zambia’s Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) PRO Frederick Mubanga:

“The accident investigations have established that the driver of the Dangote truck was overspending, and tried to overtake the two vehicles in front of him but failed after seeing an oncoming vehicle on the opposite lane resulting into the truck hitting the Altezza from behind forcing it off the road.

“Mubanga says the truck went ahead and hit into the minibus that was in front of the Toyota Altezza.He says another accident involving a Dangote truck was recorded last night on Great North Road after Chikumbi area at around 20:30 hrs.

“This occurred when the driver of a Toyota Sprinter registration number ACT 1281 failed to maintain to his lane hence hitting into the Dangote truck registration number BCA 2931,” says Mubanga. “Three people sustained serious injuries and are in critical condition with the driver being unconscious.”

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8 dead as Dangote Cement truck crushes several vehicles in Zambia

8 dead as Dangote Cement truck crushes several vehicles in Zambia

8 dead as Dangote Cement truck crushes several vehicles in Zambia