Three die in Katete road accident

By Staff Reporter


Three people died on Wednesday, whilst two others sustained serious injuries in a road traffic accident in Katete’s Mtetezi area.

Police deputy public relations officer Rae Hamoonga said among the deceased were two female adults and one male adult while the driver sustained serious injuries.

Hamoonga said the two were passengers in a Toyota Sprinter registration number ABJ 8417 driven Grayford Phiri.

He said the fourth passenger, Moses Zulu, escaped unhurt.

“The deceased have been identified as Maureen Mumba aged 21, Davison Lungu aged 39 and Banda other name not known, all of Nyimba District. Also involved was a Scania truck registration number ABM 6038 driven by an unknown driver,” said Hamoonga in a statement.

“The driver of the Sprinter is admitted to St Francis Hospital while the three deceased are lying in the mortuary awaiting postmortem. The driver of the Scania truck has been charged for obstruction of road by motor whilst the driver of the Sprinter will be charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.”