Glass sheets slice 2 Rekays employees to death
TWO employees of Rekays Building Supplies died on the spot after the sheets of glass they were offloading from a truck fell on them.
One of the bodies had its neck chopped off while the other had several cuts on it.
Rekays management refused to comment on the incident and had even closed the building supplies shop.
Copperbelt deputy provincial police chief, Milner Muyambango and Ndola Central Hospital public relations officer, Sheona Chalimbana confirmed the incident to the Times yesterday.
The deceased were identified as Whiteson Mwandiya, aged 55 and Richard Kasongo aged 40.
Mr Muyambango said the incident happened around 13:30 hours while the two and four other employees of Rekays were offloading the sheets of glass from a Tanzanian truck at the company premises along President Avenue.
“They were huge sheets of glass and when the glass began to fall from the truck, the other four workers scampered for safety leaving the two who failed to provide a human shield to stop the glass from falling on them,” he said.
He said police had since opened inquiries into the accident.
A Times crew which rushed to the scene found the police and some employees of the company removing the two bodies from the trailer of the same delivery truck
[Times of Zambia]