Four die in separate accidents


Four people have died in separate road accidents in Mkushi in the central province and Chingola on the Copperbelt.


Zambia Police Service deputy spokesperson Charity Chanda has confirmed both accidents in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.


Ms Chanda said the Mkushi accident happened yesterday on May 29, 2013 around 15:30 hours at Nklonga area, 18 kilo meters east of Mkushi Boma along the Great North road.


In the Mkushi accident , Ms Chanda said two people died on the spot while four others sustained serious injuries .


She said this happened when a Toyota Corolla they were travelling in collided with a Nissan Hard body belonging to the Ministry of Health on the Great North road.


Ms Chanda said the Toyota Corolla registration number ACT 3821 collided with a Nissan Hard body registration number ALF 7802.


Ms Chanda one of the deceased has only been identified as Silungwe, a male aged 44 years while the other victim has not yet been identified.


She said among those injured was the driver of the Hard body Jack Mabona, a Doctor Wamulume aged 47, and another female victim only identified as Pauline  all of Lusaka.


The driver of the Toyota Corolla, Benson Nchema of Mkushi was also injured in the accident.


Ms Chanda stated that the accident happened when the driver of the Nissan Hard body coming from Serenje to Lusaka failed to keep to his lane and in the process collided  with the on-coming Toyota Corolla.


Ms Chanda said the injured are admitted to Mkushi district hospital while the bodies of the deceased are lying in the mortuary of the same hospital.


And in a related development, another accident has left two people dead and two others injured when a Toyota Corolla registration number ACL 1204 careered off the road due to over speeding.


Ms Chanda said the  vehicle was being driven by Kennedy Kamocha.


She said the deceased have been identified as Maria Mwenda, 25, and Mutale Mutambo, 24, while the injured are Kennedy Kamocha aged 36 and James Banda 19, all of Chingola.


She disclosed that the accident happened yesterday around mid-night along the Chililabombwe road near Kakoso stream.


Ms Chanda said the injured are admitted to Nchanga North Hospital while the bodies of the deceased are lying in Kakoso hospital mortuary in Chililabombwe.