Speaking to Lusa, a source from the District Relief Operations Command (CDOS), said that the accident occurred at 12:12, leading to the death of the two drivers of the heavy goods vehicles.
At 2:30 pm, the road was still closed in both directions, added the same source.
40 operatives attended the site, supported by 17 vehicles, and a helicopter from the National Institute of Medical Emergency (INEM).
However, the helicopter did not arrive at the scene, as the INEM ambulance doctor who went to the accident declared the deaths at the scene.
The causes of the accident will now be determined by the authorities.