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Lusaka records 58 accidents in one day

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Police deputy spokesperson, Danny Mwale

Fifty eight (58) separate Road Traffic Accidents were recorded in Lusaka on September 7, 2023 in which three people died and six survived with slight injuries while 48 were recorded as damage only accidents.

One of the victims involved in one of the fatal accidents recorded was identified as Biston Njovu aged 44 of Kabangwe area who was driving a Toyota Vitz bearing registration number BBA 6177.

Kabangwe sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Matero Level One Hospital

Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale says this was after Winston Nyika aged 44 of ZAF Airport who was driving a Toyota Mark X bearing registration number ZAF 4199B while approaching Kabangwe from 10 miles area, lost control of his vehicle, hit into the pavement and went on to hit into three other motor vehicles which were moving in the opposite lane including a Vitz which was being driven by Njovu.

Mwale says Colonel Nyika was rushed to Maina Soko Medical Center where he is receiving treatment.

The Vitz and the Mark X are extensively damaged.

He says the drivers from the other two vehicles involved, a Toyota Corolla and Daewoo Cielo bearing registration numbers ABP 7017 and AAR 6208 respectively escaped unhurt while their vehicles had damages on the right doors, front bumper and bonnet.

Mwale says a man identified as Elias Ng’uni aged 53 of Chitungulu area in Lumezi District in Eastern Province was killed by an Elephant.

He says brief facts are that the deceased was with three other persons who went to collect firewood in the nearby bush in Chitete village when they were attacked by an Elephant. The three managed to escape while Ng’uni was killed.

The matter was reported to Chitungulu Wildlife officers who managed to retrieve the deceased’s body and has since been handed over to relatives for burial.

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