Five people have died on the spot when the vehicle they were in was involved in a road accident in Eastern province.
Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela says the accident occurred last evening along the Chipata Lundazi road near tarmanda turnoff.
Ms. Kanjela says the accident involved a Mercedz Benz truck registration number ABH 994 driven by Francis Whiteson aged 31 of Kapata new houses, of house number 95 Chipata with one passenger on board.
She says also involved was a corolla motor vehicle registration number ABP 2480 driven by Joel Shawa aged 41 of Vikupa trading center, Chizenga area, Chief Chanje Chipata with four passengers on board.
Ms Kanjela explained to QFM news that the accident happened when the driver of the Toyota Corolla motor vehicle failed to negotiate a curve headed into an oncoming truck.
She says corolla went under the truck leaving all the five people on board dead.
The deceased have been named as Joel Shawa aged 41 of Vikupa village, Biyes Mwale aged 28, Adam Mwale aged 18 of Katoloka village, 37 year old Robert Phiri of Nkwinji village and Jonathan Njove aged 18 of Gowo village.
The bodies are lying in Chipata General hospital awaiting postmortem.
Ms. Kanjela says the driver of the truck and his passenger Aubrey Simangus aged 24 sustained injuries and are admitted in Chipata General Hospital.