8 February 2013

Zambia: Three People Die in Road Accidents

THREE people among them a five-month old baby died on Wednesday in separate road traffic accidents around the country, police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela has said.

A 56-year-old woman died on the spot after the vehicle she was travelling in lost control due to a tyre burst.

Ms Kanjela said in a statement yesterday that the accident happened around 16:00 hours about nine kilometres North of Serenje Boma after a rear tyre burst and the driver lost control and overturned on the right side of the road.

In Southern Province, a five-month old baby died after sustaining head injuries in an accident that happened around 14:00 hours along the Zimba-Livingstone Road 10 kilometres south of Zimba.

The accident occurred when the driver failed to negotiate a curve due to excessive speed and careered off the road and overturned.

The body is in Zimba District hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem while the driver and other passengers sustained injuries and were admitted to the hospital.

In Mongu, one person died on the spot after the vehicle he was travelling in lost control and overturned around 18:00 hours at Miulwe area along Lusaka-Mongu Road.

The other passengers who were in the vehicle are admitted to Lewanika General Hospital.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 The Times of Zambia. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.