22 January 2013

Zambia: Three Die in East Traffic Accident

THREE people died on the spot while others are nursing injuries in hospital after two fatal road traffic accidents in Eastern Province.

In the first incident, two people died on Chipata-Lundazi road when a motor vehicle they were travelling in overturned near Lumezi area about 48km before Lundazi boma.

Seven other people were seriously injured in the accident which happened on Sunday evening.

Eastern Province deputy commissioner of police Alfred Nawa said a vehicle, registration number ALA 113 driven by 26-year-old Mulona Nzila, overturned due to speeding.

Mr Nawa identified the deceased as Chester Ng'ambi, 38, of Chama District Council and a Mutinta, 20, who died on the spot after sustaining serious head injuries.

In another accident, Mr Nawa said a motor cyclist died in Nyimba District after a head-on collision with another motorbike on Saturday.

Mr Nawa said Lufeyo Mwanza of Chilekani Village died on the spot when his motorbike collided with another one which was being ridden by Sydney Mwale on Luembe gravel road.

And police are looking for some suspected robbers who snatched KR451,000 from Daniel Ngulube on Great East Road.

Meanwhile, two people died on the spot on Sunday when a motor vehicle they were travelling in careered off the road on the Ndola-Kitwe dual carriageway near Levy Mwanawasa stadium, leaving six others injured.

The accident happened around 15:00 hours around the Monkey Fountain area near the NIEC Business school junction.

The two, Mutale Mufuzi, 13, of house number 5 Parker, Nkana West in Kitwe, and Chipambe Kabangwe, 18, of house number 37/39 New Mushili in Ndola, died on the spot.

Two others, Changwe Kaposa, 22, of New Mushili and Chola Mufuzi, 11, were admitted to Ndola Central Hospital nursing serious injuries with the latter having sustained a swollen right eye.

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