Three dead after truck collides with car and burst into flames in Kalomo, Police Say

THREE people have been burnt beyond recognition while one other has sustained a fractured leg and serious burns after the vehicles they were in burst into flames today around 06:30 hours in Kalomo.The accident involved a Zimbabwean Horse truck Registration number 1395 AF05, 2098AB which was being driven by Edious Shito aged 42 years of house No. 10065, Budulo in Zimbabwe and a Toyota Chaser.Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso has confirmed this in a media statement issued to Mwebantu today.And Kapeso said both the truck and a Chaser were also burnt beyond recognition.He said the accident occurred when the driver of the chaser who had two passengers on board, was overtaking the truck when he cut in at a short distance forcing the truck to hit the chaser from the rear.Kapeso said both vehicles rolled into a river drainage and burst into flames due to the impact but the lone truck driver jumped off and sustained fractured leg and serious burns.He said after inspecting both vehicles, it was discovered that the truck had an improvised big tank full of petrol and yet its diesel propelled.And Kapeso said the three bodies of the deceased have been taken to Kalomo District Hospital mortuary while the truck driver has been evacuated to Livingstone. Post Views: 1

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