A Truck has hit into a moving recovery train at the Kapiri Mposhi railway crossing point in Central Province.
ZANIS reports from Kapiri Mposhi that the truck which was burnt to ashes, with registration number BAK 2182 and trailer number BAH 9400 driven by Dalitso Shawa of Time Time tracking in Lusaka.The truck hit into a moving Recovery train at around 24:40 hours.
The 37 year old truck driver sustained serious injuries been admitted to Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital.
An eye witness, Maggie Bwalya narrated to ZANIS in an interview that she heard a loud noise, which prompted her to wake up and step out of her house, only to be met by a huge fire burning at the railway crossing.
Meanwhile, an official from the Zambia Railway Authority (ZRA) who sought anonymity, explained that the train was coming from Kabwe going to Ndola when a truck which was coming from Ndola going to Lusaka rammed into it.
He said the truck driver was in the wrong and did not abide by the laid down rules and regulations, adding that all motorists are mandated to stop at any railway crossing.
Efforts to contact ZRA Spokesperson Caristo Chitamfya failed by press time.