A one month old baby has died on the spot after being hit by a vehicle at Fitalyano Village along Kasama Mpika road.

Northern Division Criminal Investigations officer, Mubita Nawa, confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Kasama yesterday and named the victim as Anna Musonda aged one month.

Mr. Nawa explained that this occurred on Saturday around 7.30 hours when the driver of the Isuzu KB registration number AIB 2514 who was coming from Mpika was over speeding and in the process hit a pedestrian who had a child on the back.

Mr. Nawa said the mother sustained a deep cut on the head and is in hospital while the child sustained a swollen head and died on the spot.

He said the driver identified as Sam Reddy of Indian origin is in police custody awaiting to appear in court.

Mr. Nawa said the body is lying in Kasama General Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.

Mr. Nawa has since appealed to motorists to be cautious on the road.

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  1. That’s what happens when the country has no rule of law. We talk about them but we never implement them. The country run like katondo street. That mwenye will just pay money or oil the police officer and he will be let of the case. It’s very sad the whole country is run by the politics of belly. People in the offices, on the roads have stopped thinking, the only thing they think of is what to eat or steal. Lawlessness every where what kind of country is Zambia kanshi?

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    • Read your comment.

      Can you make sense of what you have just written and read?

      What is the connection of the news item to your comment about the running of your country?

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    • @ GUNDIXY please don’t comment on something you don’t understand. Every thing is connected to the law of the country. Speed limits must be posted along the highways, so that you know how fast you must you go that is law, road must be wide enough and well maintained avoid accidents like this one. Again that’s law. Stop thinking in a PF or any other political party box.

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    • Ahh! So it was the mother who was hit. Ba LT writing your headline as if the one month walked or was left on the road and was hit by the cars! The headline is misleading. Why not write ” woman hit by a car, child on her back dies”

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  2. sad situation indeed……speed retarder humps like the ones at Chibombo…or John Chinena area have saved lives…

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  3. If “GOD” has a plan for “all of us” was it also his plan that the kid should only live for one month a die in that manner?

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    • ba Kozi,
      don’t quote me on this but the way I understand the God thing is that this God only does good things. If anything bad happens, the blame is placed on the head of an angry little dwarf named lucifer.

      That’s the way I understand it!

      In any case, these kinds of tragedies are completely unacceptable.

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  4. This is why I always came top of the class in Zambia Schools because most Zambians are dull. If you read just the headline you would think the one month old baby was crossing the road on it own. You even get more confused when you read the comments. No1 is very frustrated with life obviously poor and hungry. No2 does not have a Car and 3 is a Satanist. What a country!

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    • My brother I will never be frustrated with life. Have almost everything I need. l run a construction company in Canada. What more can I ask for. Am just concerned about our brothers and sisters in Zambia. This has nothing to do poverty or things like that, we’re talking about our lives here. Zambia has to be country run by people who of think of tomorrow and not today. It’s very hurting to read such stories.

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    • Yeah right! and you pretend to live in a country were accidents do not happen. Just to educate you on Zambian law, road traffic offenses are not criminal but civil so that chances that the Mwenye will just pay a fine are very high. The Mwenye is just being kept in Police custody just for the victims family to fill comforted and the for the Indians safety. Do not blame me I did not make the law. Do we know what is the speed limit at the point were the accident happened? The anger in @1 Hakainde Lungu comments can only be as a result of frustration, poverty or the tribe that is always bitter.

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  5. Ati ….,,,,,,,Hakainde lungu,

    KIKIKKIKIKIKIKIKKKIIIIIIIIKKKIKKIKKKKKKKK
    wA NSEKESHA.

    UBUNTUNGWA MU ZAMBIA … NOT MU JAMBOJAMBO

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  6. Definately need tougher sentences and speed limit signs. The government really needs to look into this. We always read about road accident related fatalities killing our citizens. The chap needs to pay for pain and suffering and burial costs. This is something that could have been avoided. I doubt there is such a thing as breathalyzers in Zambia to see if alcohol played a role. PF government need to do something now not next year or tomorrow.

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  7. Sad news about the mother and baby.
    LT learn to write appropriate titles. This is a title that has misled bloggers. The other was, “General Miyanda vanishes.”
    When I read the title about the baby I really thought the baby was walking on the road and then got hit by a car. This was not the case.
    The title about General Miyanda means that he has vanished. He is a missing person. No one knows where he is and very soon the police will start looking for him.
    The titles are a sure sign of poor education and training.

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  8. Killing a child is unbearably painful fo any1, the indian must be as sad as the mother. But I hav noticed that people do not cross roads properly they are not informd enough to know how to look both sides they just jump think ng they are superman

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