Four people were injured and a minibus burnt to ashes after a Zimbabwean fuel tanker caught fire on Mungwi Road in Lusaka’s light industrial area.
The incident happened after police fired warning shots in a bid to disperse a crowd that attempted to decant fuel from the tanker.
Onlookers explained that the tanker, which was leaking petrol was besieged by scavengers seeking to decant fuel.
The magnitude blocked Mungwi Road and police who rushed to the scene allegedly fired in the air resulting in a stampede and fire.
And the driver identified as Mr Karembera said one of the reserve tyres hit the ground, which caused the leakage while he was driving on Mungwi Road near Zambian Breweries.
And police spokesperson Danny Mwale said that the police were still on the ground and would give a comprehensive statement later.