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Lwitikila stream polluted with sulphur


MPIKA Town Council has cautioned scores of residents residing along the Lwitikila Stream not to drink or use water for farming activities as it has allegedly been polluted with sulphur.

A truck laden with bags of sulphur on Thursday around 16:00 hours lost control and plunged into the stream thereby causing pollution at an area called danger hill along the Great North Road. 

The unidentified Tanzanian driver who survived was driving a truck with registration number, T621 EDY coming from Nakonde while heading to the Copperbelt before he met his fate.

And Mpika Town Council Firefighter officer in charge Christopher Silungwe, with his crew who rushed to the scene found a lot of the sulphur particles flowing into the stream. 

Mr. Silungwe said officers quickly diverted the spillage of sulphur from further polluting the stream and later extinguished part of the truck which had caught fire.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


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