A pastor, his wife and their son were travelling with at least 20 other passengers on a Hino truck when the accident occurred. They were on their way to a church gathering in Boera.
Former Central Provincial Police commander, Laimo Asi, who was at the scene, confirmed with this newsroom that the accident occurred between 3 and 4pm on the road heading to Boera village.
He said it was a heartrending accident that caused the lives of innocent people.
He described the scene as bloody and very tragic.