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Three pupils die in a road accident

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Three pupils of Family Legacy School located in Ibex Hill area have died together with an unidentified adult in road traffic accident in Lusaka.

The four died in an accident which occured today at 06:30 hours in Ibex Hill area.

Police investigations indicate that the accident occurred when the driver of a Toyota Camry bearing registration number BAL 5830 lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speed and hit into five pedestrians who were walking off the road in the opposite direction near Saint Agnes Health Clinic.

The vehicle only rested after overturning upside down

The names of the three pupils confirmed dead are James Phiri aged 13, Felix Mwansa aged 14 and Richard Mapulanga aged 15.

The injured victim has been identified as Samson Ngoma aged 13 also a pupil at Family Legacy School.

He was rushed to the University Teaching Hospitals ( UTH) where he is receiving treatment.

The driver who is detained at police, has been identified as Mulemwa Akamani, 26, of Woodlands.

Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale says the driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the same clinic.

Mwale says the motor vehicle is extensively damaged.

He says the bodies of the deceased have been deposited in UTH mortuary waiting for formal identification and postmortem.

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