Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Five people die while 12 others sustains injuries in an accident

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Five people have died while 12 others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred today at about 15 45 hours at the junction of Mungule road and Great North Road.

Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said involved was a Scania truck registration number AJD 9957 driven from West to east from Mungule direction being driven by an unknown driver who is on the run.

Mrs. Katongo said when the truck reached the junction, the driver failed to stop the vehicle and later swerved to the left and hit into two vehicles, a Nissan Hardbody and a Mazda and subsequently hit people who were at a market place.

She said five people died on the spot while 12 others who sustained injuries have been rushed to Chingwere first level Hospital and UTH respectively.

Mrs. Katongo said Police are looking for the driver who escaped after the accident.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Here in the US this sort of accident is called terrorism. Plowing a motor car through the crowd is terrorism. Bring in CIA.

  2. RIP . As a person who has personally being a victim of careless drivers I sympathise with the families and friends of those who lost their lives. Very scary. Kz

  3. This culture of running away from the accident scene has to stop. Beating up drivers has stopped, being replaced by “video taking” and pictures for whatsApp.
    Those 5 would not have died if people hurried to help them, unfortunately Zambians just stay there taking pictures.

  4. We need to start slapping those who take pictures at the scene to end the vice… any one who goes with a chi phone busy capturing instead of helping, we break the phone. maybe people will change.

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