Two die in traffic accidents

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—A -27- years- old man of Mongu District in Western Province has been arrested for causing death by dangerous driving over the week-end.

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Western Province Deputy Commissioner of Police Lackson Sakala in an interview with ZANIS confirmed the accident and identified the driver as Grant Chaponda a male aged 27 years of Yeta compound of house number 17 in Mongu district of Western Province.

Mr Sakala said the accident happened around 22:20 hours along Lewanika road when Chaponda who was driving a BMW registration number ALX 8951 hit into an unidentified pedestrian who was crossing the road from East to West causing fatal injuries and died on the spot.

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He said the deceased is in Lewanika General Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem whilst the driver is in police custody.

Meanwhile, another accident happened on Saturday in Kaoma district involving a 59 years old man named John Zimba of Makeni in Lusaka who was driving a Ford Ranger registration number ALV 570 along Mongu –Lusaka road.

This accident claims the life of a juvenile identified as Chindumba Musole aged 6 years of Kankwanda area who was hit while crossing the road at around 17:20 hours and the driver has been detained in police custody in Kaoma for causing death by dangerous driving.

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