Three people died on the spot who include a married couple after the car they were traveling in was involved in a road traffic accident in Mazabuka District in Southern Province.
Both Southern Province Police Commissioner Gideon Phiri and Mazabuka Genera Hospital Medical; Superintendent Nomagugu Sibanda confirmed the development in separate interviews with ZANIS, in Mazabuka , yesterday.
Mr. Phiri however said three other passengers on the same vehicle , a male and two females were battling for their lives at Mazabuka General hospital with multiple body injuries.
The trio died on the spot yesterday after the car, a Toyota corolla Registration number ALH 4442 rammed into a tree within the Nakambala sugar estates due to over speeding.
He named the deceased person’s as Inspector Essay Zyoli, aged 37 a police officer in charge of Lubombo police post in Mazabuka, his wife Chapela Zyoli and a ten year old girl named Maggie Nan’gamba of the same area.
And Dr. Sibanda told ZANIS that three other passengers on the same car and included a male and two female were rushed to the general hospital with multiple body injuries following the same accident.
Dr. Sibanda said the male accident victim sustained multiple fractures and damaged legs has been rushed to the University Teaching hospital for specialized treatment.
The Mazabuka General Hospital Superintendent has however described the condition of the two female patients still admitted into hospital as stable and out of danger.
She said three bodies of the three deceased persons are since laying in the General Hospital mortuary.
And Police in Southern Province have revealed that they will soon kick start a drive safely campaign aimed at sensitizing road users on the need to adhere to traffic rules and regulations in order to minimize on road fatalities.
Mr. Phiri hoped that the campaign will endeavour to instil a sense of responsibility and care on both motorists and other road users.