At least five people have died on the spot in a road traffic accident along the Kafue-Mazabuka road in Chikankata district of Southern province.
Chikankata District Commissioner Trevor Kayanda confirmed the development saying the fatal road accident happened around 06:40 hours today.
And Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said the accident was caused by a speeding South African truck which hit into an on-coming truck, causing it to hit into four other vehicles.
Ms. Katongo said in the process, a driver of a Toyota Noah vehicle lost control and overturned, killing five people and injuring three others.
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