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Five perish in road mishap

General News Five perish in road mishap

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Five people have died on the spot when the vehicle they were in was involved in a road accident in Eastern province.

Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela says the accident occurred last evening along the Chipata Lundazi road near tarmanda turnoff.

Ms. Kanjela says the accident involved a Mercedz Benz truck registration number ABH 994 driven by Francis Whiteson aged 31 of Kapata new houses, of house number 95 Chipata with one passenger on board.

She says also involved was a corolla motor vehicle registration number ABP 2480 driven by Joel Shawa aged 41 of Vikupa trading center, Chizenga area, Chief Chanje Chipata with four passengers on board.

Ms Kanjela explained to QFM news that the accident happened when the driver of the Toyota Corolla motor vehicle failed to negotiate a curve headed into an oncoming truck.

She says corolla went under the truck leaving all the five people on board dead.

The deceased have been named as Joel Shawa aged 41 of Vikupa village, Biyes Mwale aged 28, Adam Mwale aged 18 of Katoloka village, 37 year old Robert Phiri of Nkwinji village and Jonathan Njove aged 18 of Gowo village.

The bodies are lying in Chipata General hospital awaiting postmortem.

Ms. Kanjela says the driver of the truck and his passenger Aubrey Simangus aged 24 sustained injuries and are admitted in Chipata General Hospital.

[QFM]

16 COMMENTS

  1. Make sure we have speed cameras and inforce speed limits please. ENforce DUI. Some of these accidents ar avoidable only if we are proactive with enforcing laws

  2. My heartfelt condolences to all the bereved familiesof Chipata accident and not forgetting those that died in Mpulungu as well. RIP May God give u strength during this tryin moments

  3. VERY SAD NEWS ON THE LOSS OF HUMAN LIVES.REST IN PEACE AND MY DEEPEST CONDOLANCES TO BEREAVED FAMILIES. MAY GOD GIVE THEM THE STRENGTH AND COMFORT DURING THE HARD TIMES. TRAVELLING BY ROAD IN ZAMBIA HAS CLAIMED MANY LIVES AND ITS TIME THE POLICE TAKES TOUGH MEASURES TO ROAD TRAFFIC DEPT TO MAKE DRIVING TEST HARDER AS THEY DO IN EUROPE. A GUY WHO CAN NOT RIDE A BICYCLE GET A DRIVING LICENCE VERY EASILY IN ZAMBIA THROUGH CORRUPT ROAD TRAFFIC TEST OFFICERS

  4. felllow blogers this was a sorry site. i passed through the spot 4hrs after the accident and the five dead men were still stuck under the benz truck as fire figthers on the scene strugled to start a faultly genset which was to help them power a grinder to rip open the corrolla. i left the scene around 23:30 and no body had been taken out from 19hrs. thats how ill equiped our fire figthers are. any one the could have survived probably just died of bleeding. to bad

  5. Very sad loss of human lives. Our govt needs to do more to improve safety on our roads. Find ways to ensure motorists are more careful and also upgrade road infrastructure. Where you have at least two lanes in one direction or dual carriage roads such head on collisions can be avoided. I know its expensive but at least we can get started with the country’s major roads.

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