Five people have died on spot while six others sustained injuries in three separate road traffic accidents in Central, Eastern and Northern Provinces, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo said in Central Province the accident happened on 02nd October, 2016 at 09:00 hours along Serenje- Mansa road where three passengers died on spot after a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado registration number ALC 1541.
She said the driver of the Prado William Chisenga 53, of plot number 9 kando along road in Lusaka’s Kalingalinga Township, died on spot and was burnt to ashes, while Anastasia Banda and Saviour Chanda’s bodies were retrieved from the vehicle before it was in flames.
Ms. Katongo said the accident happened when the motor vehicle had a tyre burst and the driver lost control of the motor vehicle.
She disclosed that four passengers sustained injuries namely Chrispin Chisenga, Constance Mulonda Chisenga, Matilda Mukuka, and a male juvenile Jaden Chanda currently admitted at Chitambo Hospital while the bodies of the deceased have been deposited in the same hospital’s mortuary awaiting for postmortem.
Ms. Katongo said another accident happened in Northern Province yesterday the 02nd October, 2016 around 06:10 hours where one pedestrian juvenile was hit and died on spot by a Toyota Ipusum registration number AHB 764 which was driven by Geshom Musonda of Mungwi Technical Secondary School and the Pedestrian has been identified as favour Chilombo Musonda aged 4.
And the third accident happened in Eastern Province on 1st October, 2016 around 16:00 hours where one Zimbabwean National a driver of the truck registration number JKG 263 NW/ T281 BBP died after failing to negotiate a curve due to excessive speed.
The deceased have been identified as Shepard bandit of Harare Zimbabwe and two passengers’ sustained injuries and have been identified as Matthews Banda and Dominic Mwase.
“Five people have died on spot while six others sustained injuries in three separate road traffic” she said