Three killed in road traffic accidents

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Stella Libongani
Stella Libongani
THREE people have died in different road traffic accidents in Western and Eastern provinces, Inspector-General of Police Stella Libongani has said.

Ms Libongani said the accidents involved pedestrians who were hit by motorists and that two of the deaths were hit-and-run incidents.
The Daily Mail has, however, learnt of another hit-and-run accident in Ndola where a man was killed in the early hours of yesterday.
“As of this morning (Wednesday), we have recorded three fatal accidents in which two were caused by a hit-and-run driver and we were unable to establish who caused these deaths in Western Province,” Ms Libongani said.
In the Ndola accident, an unidentified man was killed in a hit-and-run incident and his body is in the Ndola Central Hospital mortuary.
Ndola Central Hospital public relations manager Sheona Chalimbana said the man’s body was taken to the hospital by unknown people soon after midnight.
And a two-year-old baby of Mufulira has been defiled by unknown people.
Acting Copperbelt commissioner of police Joyce Kasosa said the child’s aunt only noticed that the infant, who was left in her uncle’s care, had been defiled, when bathing her.
The baby’s uncle reported the matter to police on Tuesday.
“The uncle is the one who reported the matter to the police. We are still investigating the matter as the culprit is not yet known,” she said.
And a man of Luanshya is nursing wounds in Luanshya’s Thompson Hospital after he was shot at by police in the early hours of yesterday.
Emmanuel Chileshe, of 3508 Mikomfwa, was shot by police during their routine patrols as he was driving an unregistered car. Chileshe allegedly failed to heed a police order to stop.
“The police challenged the driver to stop but he just proceeded, forcing the officers to fire at the tyres of his vehicle,” Ms Kasosa said.
She said in the effort to deflate the tyres, a bullet grazed Chileshe’s shoulder and stomach and he is now being treated at Thompson Hospital.
Meanwhile, Ms Libongani has said that there is a reduction in crime this year compared to previous years.
She attributed this to enhanced law enforcement.

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