Road fatalities claim 1028 lives

A police officer and onlookers at the scene of the accident in Chisekesi. – Picture by CHAMA MWANSA. Toyota Noah collided with a Truck and trailer laden with copper

The Road Transport and Safety Agency-RTSA says one thousand and 28 people were killed in road accidents between January and June this year.

Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, RTSA Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko said the first quarter saw 465 deaths whilst the second quarter recorded 563 deaths from car crashes.


Mr Soko says the increase in the number of deaths from road traffic accidents is worrisome.


He noted that comparatively 2014 had 865 fatalities by June which revealed an upward movement by 19 per cent this year.

Mr Soko said the agency is putting various measures in place including publicity and enforcement to curb the accidents.