Four die in Itezhi-tezhi road accident 

By Staff Reporter

Seven people have died while 15 others have sustained serious injuries in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred in the early hours of today, around 01:30 hours along Itezhi tezhi -Mumbwa road.

Police public relations officer Ester Mwata Katongo confirmed to the media that Force Hamatati, 27 of Namubanga village, chief Muchila of Namwala District was driving a Hino ranger truck registration number BAF 9533 from south to north loaded with passagers and livestock (pigs and goats).

“Details are that the accident occurred when the driver failed to obey traffic signs placed on the road and plunged into a ditch constructed by build trust company for the purpose of making a bridge thereby causing fatalities to the following seven passenger (1)Force Hamatati who was the driver (2) male juvenile Mosted Matimba aged one year of unknown resident, (3) Standard Hangoma of unknown residence (4)male Luma Ngombe aged 30years of Matolo village, Chief Muchila of Namwala District (5)male Hhiimiti other names not known but of Tapa village, Chief Muchila of Namwala District ,(6) male Sunday other names not known but of Namubanga village, Chief Muchila of Namwala and (7) unidentified female,” said Katongo

She said the 15 other passengers who sustained serious injuries are in Hospital and the bodies of the deceased are in Itezhi-tezhi Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.