Three people have died on the spot while more than 40 have sustained serious injuries after the bus they were travelling in over turned near Mumbezhi area along the Solwezi Mwinilunga road.
North-western Province Police Commissioner Eugene Sibote confirmed the incident in Solwezi.
Mr Sibote said the accident happened yesterday around 20 hours after the driver of a Ticklay bus which was coming from Solwezi over turned as the driver was avoiding to hit into an oncoming light truck.
Among the dead are two females and one male.
Mr Sibote said the death toll may rise because some people were trapped beneath the bus wreckage.
All the injured have been rushed to Solwezi General Hospital where they are receiving treatment.