Four people have died while six others sustained injuries after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on the Kalomo-Zimba Road.
The accident happened when the Toyota Hiace registration AKB 310 which was being driven by Clement Siamilandu careered off the road following a tyre burst and overturned.
Zambia Police Service Acting Public Relations Officer Esther Katongo confirmed in a statement to ZANIS in Lusaka today that three people died on the spot while another died on the way to Livingstone General Hospital.
Ms Katongo said 12 other passengers have been admitted to Livingstone General Hospital adding that the bodies of the deceased are lying in the mortuary at the same hospital.
In another development, Police in Mpika have arrested a man of Tazara Compound for defiling a three year old girl.
Ms Katongo said the suspect who is the uncle of the victim is alleged to have been found defiling the baby by members of the public in an unfinished building around 16:00 hours yesterday.
She said the suspect who was in the company of his young children got the girl from the mother on pretext that they were going for a walk and later defiled her.
Ms Katongo said as he was defiling the baby his children began crying and this alerted members of the public who rushed to the scene where they found the accused still defiling the baby and apprehended him.
She said the accused has been charged with defilement and will appear in court soon.
In Mbala, Police are pursuing a man of Kavumbo village Chief Mpande in Mbala district identified as Paul Sinkonde aged 38 in connection with the murder of another man of the same village on allegation that he found him having canal knowledge of his wife.
Ms Katongo said the incident happened on 2nd September 2014 between 19: 00 and 20 00 hours in the suspect’s house which is two kilometers off Kavumbo road.
She said the victim sustained five deep cuts on the head, two on the neck, a cut on his left ear and a broken neck.
An axe and a pounding stick are suspected to have been used in the murder case.
Ms Katongo has since appealed to members of the public with information about the where-abouts of the man to report to the nearest police station.