Five Council fire fighters have died on the spot along Chirundu/Kafue Road at Kapilingozi area as they were rushing to rescue someone who was trapped in a vehicle that was involved in a road accident along the same road, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
Zambia police Deputy Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the accident happened yesterday on 12th March 2016 around 19:00 hours.
He said the deceased have been identified as Kamalondo Godfrey, Simukonda Lackson, Kaula Oscar, Happy Mwansa and Lackson Sinkamba.
The Deputy Service Spokesperson also said that the other two accident victims they sustained serious injuries and are admitted at Mtendere mission hospital in Chirundu.
He said the accident happened after the driver of the fire tender lost control due to over speeding which lead to the vehicle hitting into a hill and over turned.
Mr. Hamoonga noted the driver of the vehicle is among the dead and the bodies of the deceased are lying in Mtendere mission hospital mortuary.
“Yesterday around 19:00 hours, we as Zambia police received a report of the road traffic accident involving the crew of seven fire fighters from Chirundu district, who were rushing to another scene of road accident where one person was trapped in a motor vehicle wreckage and five of them in including the drive died on the spot.
The other two sustained serious injuries and are in Mtendere Mission Hospital” Rae Hamoonga said