1 February 2013

Zambia: Four Die in Kapiri Road Accident

FOUR people including a five-year-old girl have died on the spot on Ndola-Kapiri Mposhi Road, while two other people died in separate road traffic accidents in Chipata and Mazabuka.

Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela said the four died after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned seven kilometres from Masangano near Ndola around 12:30 hours on Wednesday.

Copperbelt Province traffic identified one of the deceased as Kennedy Machona, 38, of Chikola Township in Chingola, while the second victim whose head was crushed, has not been identified but is aged between 42 and 45 years.

A female victim aged between 38 and 42 years sustained fractured hands and head injuries and the fourth is a girl aged about five years and died from internal injuries.

Ms Kanjela said the four died in an Inter Link International vehicle truck driven by Benson Masiambiri, 39, of house number 644 Chibi Misingo in Zimbabwe. The truck belongs to Logistics of South Africa.

"The accident happened when the driver lost control of the motor vehicle and careered off the road to the right side and overturned.

"All the bodies are in Ndola Central Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem," Ms Kanjela said.

In the Chipata accident, a 52-year-old cyclist, Elida Chulu died on the spot after she was hit by a vehicle.

The accident happened on Wednesday around 10:30 hours at Mathias Mulumba area on Airport Road south of Chipata.

A Range Rover station wagon driven by Humphrey Chanda, 37, hit the victim.

The other fatality in Southern Province involved a 14-year-old boy who also died on the spot after being hit by a car. The accident occurred on Wednesday around 16:00 hours at Munali Hills.

A truck driven by Cosmas Hamakowa, 40, of house number MT 14 Mulonga Extension, Mazabuka, hit Hiram Nalintile of Mbayamusuma in Mazabuka.

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