Head-on collision claims three lives along Nakatindi road in Mongu.

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Kanjela

THREE people  in western province, die on the spot while one survived after the vehicles they were in collided.

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Kanjela said the accident occurred on March, 24 2013 around 19:20 hours along Nakatindi road in Mongu.

She said Involved in the accident was a motor vehicle, Nissan patrol, registration number ABX 6505 driven by Gabriel Mbewe aged 29 years of unknown house number in Lusaka’s Kamwala South, also involved was a Toyota corolla registration number AJC541 driven by Simasiku Kandei of unknown age and house of Kalabo district in Mongu who died on the spot.

“The two passengers in the corolla identified as Sandra Munthala and Demian Walubita died on the spot while Duncan Mwakoi sustained a suspected fractured right hand, the driver of the Nissan did not sustain any injury and has been charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving to section 161 of the road traffic act number 11 of 2002 of the laws of Zambia, he will appear in court soon,” Kanjela said.

The accident happened when the driver of the Nissan failed to keep to his near side, went to the other side of the road and collided with the oncoming motor vehicle.

Kanjela said three bodies of the deceased are lying in Yeta general hospital mortuary while the victim who sustained injuries is admitted in the same hospital.

 

Meanwhile police in Lusaka have arrested and detained four people suspected to have been behind the abduction of two brothers aged 31 and 28.

Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela said the incident occurred on March 24, 2013 between 19 hours and 23 hours in Mandevu near the Independence stadium along great North road.

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Kanjela said Afro Kibuga  31, a truck driver of house number 54 Kibwabwe Tanzania who was in the company of his brother Ahamed Kibuga reported that he was assigned to deliver a consignment of diapers from Tanzania to Zambia using a motor vehicle Scania registration number T165 AYZ a trailer number T414 AXS.

She said when the two reached Mandemvu were stopped by four men driving a Toyota Hiace minibus with unknown registration number who cheated them that they were the owners of the goods.

“One of the men jumped into the truck while the others remained in the minibus and was told to follow the bus behind until they Goodmalu car park in Chawama compound whilst there they tied the drivers hands, legs and covered his face using a polythene twine he was later put in a mini bus and drove to Kafue road where he was dumped around baobab college, they took away all the documents pertaining to the delivery of the diapers and went back to Goodmelu car park where the brother remained who later was then dumped around Matero area,” Kanjela narrated.

She said officers from Chilanga police station followed up the report and managed to recover the truck and the Toyota Hiace used by the criminals with diapers in both vehicles.

“We have also managed to apprehend the manager of Goodmelu car park and the owner of the other unnamed car park where the Toyota Hiace bus was found, two other people that were found offloading diapers from the bus have also been picked to assist in investigating the matter,” she said.

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