12 people die on Sunday in separate road accidents
By Staff Reporter
TWELVE people have died in separate accidents which happened on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Lusaka, Southern, Eastern and Western provinces.
Police public relation officer Esther Katongo in a statement in Lusaka on Monday said nine people died while seven others sustained serious injuries in an accident which occurred at about 15: 30 hours at Mpango area on Great East road in Chongwe District.
Katongo said four passengers died on the spot while five others among them, the driver of the Toyota Hiace died at Chongwe Hospital where they were rushed for medical attention.
“Involved was a Toyota Hiace registration number BAH 4875 which was being driven by William Sichimanga Chunga and a Volvo truck registration number ALF 2214 which was being driven by Crywell Banda aged 34 of Eastern Province. The accident happened when the driver of the bus was overtaking improperly hence collided head on with the oncoming Volvo truck,” said Katongo.
She said the injured people are in Chongwe and Levy Mwanawasa Hospitals while the bodies of the deceased are in Chongwe Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
“In Eastern Province, a male juvenile identified as Davy Ngulube aged 13, a passenger on a tractor, died on the spot while eight others sustained injuries in an accident which happened at Kasusu area, 32 kilometers east of Nyimba boma on Great East road,” she said.
She added that the accident happened when the driver of a Toyota Hilux registration number APB 3804, Sikombe Mukuka aged 58 of Bauleni Compound in Lusaka with four passengers on board tried to overtake a tractor registration number BAA 7913 driven by Francis Lungu aged 42 of Kapotwe village of Nyimba District but failed as there was an oncoming truck and in the process hit into the tractor.
“The injured that include both drivers were rushed to Nyimba District Hospital for medical attention while the body of the deceased is in the same hospital mortuary,”
And Katongo said in Southern Province, a pillion died on the spot in an accident which happened at about 17: 00 hours, 9 kilometers north of Batoka on Great North road.
“The accident happened when the driver of the motor vehicle Scania Truck registration number CH 06 PW GP driven from south to north by Franco Simoonga aged 50 of Dambwa Compound in Livingstone misjudged clearance distance and in the process hit into an unregistered motor cycle which was being driven by Luckson Hampuma aged 44 carrying a pillion Boyd Mulako Lishomwa aged 35 of Kazi Compound who died on the spot while the rider sustained minor injuries,” said Katongo.
She says the body of the deceased is in Choma General Hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, in North Western Province an unknown pedestrian died on the spot while six others sustained serious injuries after they were involved in an accident which happened around 18 30 hours at Kiawama round about in Solwezi.
“The accident happened when the driver of a Mitsubishi Rosa Bus registration number ALX 6026 lost control of the motor vehicle, went off the road and hit six pedestrians who were standing off the road leaving one pedestrian dead and five others injured and were rushed to Solwezi General Hospital for medical attention, the driver is on the run while the motor vehicle involved was set ablaze by an angry mob. The body of the deceased is in the above mentioned Hospital mortuary,”