A truck carrying sulfuric acid belonging to Kansanshi Mine has overturned along Solwezi – Chingola road and spilled into Kifubwa River. The accident happened this morning around 07:20 hours at Kifubwa Bridge near FLORIANA Lodge.
Involved in the accident was ADRIAS BANDA aged 37 of chifubu, Ndola who was driving a Volvo tanker and trailer from chingola going to solwezi, transporting Sulphuric acid to Kansanshi Mines.
He lost control towards the Bridge in the process hit the barricade.
Meanwhile, Solwezi residents scrambled for poisoned fish despite it been a risk.
And Ministry Of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Permanent Secretary Dr. EDDIE CHOMBA described the situation as unfortunate and recommended that a polluter based cleanup be undertaken