The Zambia Police says it recorded 216 road traffic accidents throughout the country during the long weekend compared to 119 accidents recorded last year during the same period.
Police acting Public Relations officer Rae Hamoonga in a statement issued to QFM News says of the 216 accidents recorded, 16 were fatal in which 20 people lost their lives.
Mr Hamoonga says this year’s accidents left 48 people with serious injuries compared to 2012 which had 25 people sustaining serious injuries.
He says 44 people sustained slight injuries in different accidents during the long weekend, compared to the 110 people who sustained slight injuries in 25 road accidents in 2012.
Mr Hamoonga adds that of the total number of accidents recorded, 131 were damage only accidents compared to last year’s 70.