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.

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