Northern Province recorded six Easter Weekend traffic accidents

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Northern Province recorded six road traffic accidents during the Easter Weekend.

Two of the accidents were fatal and two were hit and run.

Three people were seriously injured from the accidents.

Both Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Northern Province Station Manager Martin Chanda and Police Divisional Crime Investigations Officer Kenneth Nkhuwa confirmed the incidents to Mano News yesterday.

Mr Chanda has since appealed to motorists to continue observing traffic rules.

And Police Divisional Crime Investigations Officer Kenneth Nkhuwa has revealed that police recorded four murder cases during the long weekend.

Meanwhile, Kasama General Hospital recorded 12 casualties from accidents over the Easter weekend.

A clergyman in Kasama has observed that the escalating number of road carnage is a wake-up call for Christians to intensify prayers.

Breaking the curse minister overseer Bishop Stephen Kabonka said the ever increasing number of accidents in which many lives have been lost is unacceptable.

Bishop Kabonka has also appealed to government to ensure that traffic police and the road transport and safety agency step up their patrols.

Zambia has in the recent past recorded an increase in the number of road traffic accidents with most of them being fatal.

And government says it will not rest in ensuring that safety prevails on Zambian roads.

In a statement made available to Radio Mano today, Chief Government spokesperson Dr Joseph Katema said his government is alarmed at the continued loss of life resulting from road traffic accidents in the country.

Dr Katema, who is also information and broadcasting services minister has since asked the Road Traffic and Safety Agency (RTSA), Zambia Police and other law enforcement agencies to intensify the enforcement of road traffic regulations.

He further urged motorists to drive carefully and observe road traffic rules at all times.

Radio Mano