Two trucks belonging to Radikal Business Solutions of Kitwe ferrying 100x 50 kilograms Food Reserve Agency (FRA) maize have plunged into Kabompo river.
The two truck plunged into Kabompo river after failing to cross a bridge, 148 kilometres from Solwezi.
ZANIS staffer Betram Kaoma, who was in the area with Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit Co-ordinator Peter Kabaso to assess the situation, reports that the two trucks have completely closed off the road, blocking other road users coming into and going out of Ntambu area in Mwinilunga.
Eye witnesses said the first truck registration number ACT 1961, carrying 500 x 50kgs of maize plunged into Kabompo river on Tuesday around 19 00 hours when the driver attempted to cross the bridge.
They said a second truck registration no ACT 1921, belonging to the same company came the following morning and failed to cross the bridge and its trailer laden with 500 x 50 kilograms of maize fell into Kabompo River.