BANDITS have killed two security guards in Lusaka while two others are nursing serious injuries at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), barely two weeks after three were suffocated in Choma.
And at least five people died yesterday in separate accidents.
Police acting spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed that four security guards were attacked around 02:00 hours yesterday at Lilanda market, where they were dispatched for duty.
Mrs Katongo said the thieves, armed with iron bars and bricks, had broken into three shops at the market but the value of the goods stolen from the shops was not yet known.
The deceased were identified as Whiteson Mainza, 60, of George Township in Lusaka and Matthew Sakala, aged between 27 and 30, of Daina Kaimba Township.
Mrs Katongo also named the two survivors of the attack as Emmanuel Chimwanso, aged between 35 and 40, and Henry Chanda, 40.
Meanwhile, in North-Western Province, a juvenile, aged five, died on Friday around 14:30 hours while five others were left with injuries when a Toyota Hilux registration number ABR 1241 overturned three times.
“The vehicle careered off the Mwinilunga-Chibwika road at Kangaya area in Mwinilunga due to excessive speed and overturned three times before resting on its side,” Mrs Katongo said.
The driver was identified as Haran Jhang, 26, of Enekela Mining Company Limited in Kitwe.
Mrs Katongo said the injured, who also included the driver of the vehicle, were admitted to Mwinilunga District Hospital. The body of the deceased is lying in the Mwinilunga Hospital mortuary.
In another accident, which happened in Zambezi at Mushona area on Zambezi-Kabompo road, a male juvenile, aged seven, died after being hit by a Toyota Spacio registration number ACM 2964.
The vehicle was driven by Emmanuel Chilomba, 29, of Zambezi Primary School teachers’ compound. The body of the deceased is in the Zambezi District Hospital mortuary.
In Eastern Province, a cyclist died after being hit by a Land Cruiser registration number JDZ 268NW driven by Davison Phiri, 39, of Chikomeni in Lundazi.
The accident happened yesterday around 09:30 hours at Kamunyungunya Village, Chief Mphamba in Lundazi, after the driver failed to maintain his lane due to obstruction by the cyclist ahead of him.
“As the driver was trying to change lanes to avoid the cyclist, the cyclist moved onto the same lane and in the process was hit and died on the spot,” Mrs Katongo explained.
The deceased has been identified as Benson Nyirongo, 46, of Moses Village, Chief Zuimwanda in Lundazi.
Zambia Daily Mail