Accident involving a train and truck in Kapiri Mposhi Courtesy Faisel Jasat.
Accident involving a train and truck in Kapiri Mposhi Courtesy Faisel Jasat.

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.

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    • I had the same question Jay. I have always believed Trains were the “elephants” of auto ground mobiles.

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    • A 5okg object moving at 50 km an hour gains five times its weigt when it collides or hits an object that resists its weight. This should give you an idea of why the truch was able to dislodge a recovery locomotive train.

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  1. No vision, No signs, corruption is the order of the day. The day of reckoning draweth nigh

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  2. LT please ensure your reporters adhere to, at least, the basic primary school education. There is no such time as 24:40 hours, in Zambia or elsewhere in the world! Did the reporter mean 00:40?!!! Also I thought that ZRA refers to Zambia Revenue Authority, or the Zambezi River Authority; but not the Zambia Railways Limited – kindly correct me if I am wrong, just in case things have changes.

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  3. Nothing has changed at all, you are very correct, perhaps what has changed is the idiocy that have found sanctuary in the corrupt minds of the so called journalists without prior training in the scribes profession.

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  4. Big lie, they’s no railway crossing in kapiri Mposhi where these two mentioned above can collide, The railway line that connects TAZARA & ZRS it passes under the main tar

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  5. …just curious; is there enough signage, warning signals,
    boom gate at that cross-point?

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  6. Where was the truck going at that particular hour? Was the ban lifted on trucks moving at night?

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