Saturday, June 22, 2024

10 Killed in Road Accident in Mkushi; Fatal Hit and Run in Chingola; 6 Injured in Ndola/Kitwe Road Accident


Ten (10) people have been killed after a Toyota Corolla they were on collided with a Toyota Rav4 in Mkushi District of Central Province.

Central Province Police Commanding Officer David Chileshe confirmed the news saying the accident happened around 21:39 hours on Sunday night at the Sino Hydro gate.

Mr. Chileshe disclosed that the deceased comprise three men, five women and two juveniles.

He says preliminary investigations indicate that the Tanzanian driver of the Rav4 failed to keep to his side and went to hit into the Corolla, which was coming from the opposite direction.

Mr. Chileshe said the driver of the Corolla is among the dead and all bodies have been deposited in the Mkushi District Hospital mortuary.

He says all the bodies are awaiting postmortem to determine the identities of the deceased.

Meanwhile, in Chingola Police recorded a Fatal Hit and run road traffic accident which occurred on Monday morning between 0400hrs and 0500hrs along Nkambo street near Kabundi South Chingola.

” Involved was unknown m/vehicle which did not stop after the accident and it was being driven by unknown driver . Also involved was unknown male pedestrian aged between 30 and 40yrs of unknown address who sustained multiple body injuries,cuts on the head and bruises on both arms who died on the spot.The body is lying in Nchanga North Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem. However,how the accident happened is not yet established,” Police Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba confirmed.

Meanwhile, six people have escaped a road accident that occurred on the Ndola/Kitwe Road with serious injuries.

Mr. Mweemba said accident happened when the motor vehicle was being driven from West to East and in the process the driver lost control of the vehicle due to speed and over turned on the left side of the road.

“Regarding a serious injury RTA OB # 128/23 which occurred on 30/04/23 along kitwe ndola dual carriege way at around 1500 hrs after airport road junction Chichela area Ndola. Involved was a motor vehicle Nissan NP200 reg # BAT 9947 a property of Mukuru Company of kitwe which was extensively damaged and it was being driven by M Chisombo Albert aged 30 of napsa complex kitwe who sustained a deep cut on the head and suspected internal injuries. Also on board were the following passengers: (1) m/ Bwalya saviour aged 32 of napsa complex kitwe who sustained shoulder and a cut on the head,” Mr. Mweemba said.

“(2) F Mphande Charity aged 28 of House 2072/842 chamboli kitwe who sustained a painful right leg, suspected chest pains and neck. (3) Kunda Martha aged 27 of House Number 110 Macha road kansenshi ndola who sustained a painful right leg and arm. (4) f/ chisenga Sandra aged 35 of Twibukishe kitwe who sustained chest pains. (5) f/ Theresa Ngenda aged 32 of Twibukishe kitwe who sustained backache, painful right leg and arm. (6) F/ Mutale Agathar aged 21 of 15 kwacha first kitwe who sustained chest pains and backache. All are admitted to ndola teaching hospital for treatment and next of kin informed. The accident happened when the said motor vehicle was being driven along the said road from West to East and in the process the driver Lost control of the vehicle due to speed and over turned on the left side of the road,” he said.


  1. Despite all these accidents , corrupt policemen are back on the roads collecting bribes from the motorists. That ka vehicle in Mkushi came from Ndola….How did an overloaded vehicle manage to pass through all the fake speed traps and fake police check points?

  2. Just last week I was driving from Canada to the USA at night and it was raining..visibility was very bad and I thought about the Zambian roads with no road markings and full of potholes….I think in Zambia it’s very dangerous to drive especially at night….cars are unroadworthy to the roads are very bad…the Lundazi-Chipata road needs to be worked on..The Livingstone to Lusaka road needs to be a dual carriage way…..too bad for the deceased May their souls rest in peace

  3. Due to bad roads and a lack of transport on most rural local routes, people are overloaded like bags of maize. In Chienge 6 people can get on 1 motorbike together with their luggage. From the turnoff to Chikankata and even on the Bottom road from Siavonga, Chipata to Mwami Toyota Corollas load up to 10 people! These facts only come out when there’s an accident and yet we have traffic buju everywhere. That’s the reason some people called for disbandment

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