Five Die In A Road Mishap, Others Survive With Injuries-Access Full Details Below
Five people died while others survived with serious injuries in an accident which occurred on 3rd August, 2019 at about 18:20 hours on great east road, 80 km west of NYIMBA boma in Unyanya area.
Involved was JUSTIN BANDA aged 25 years of Riverside Compound in Petauke who was driving a Volvo truck and trailer registration number BAD 1994 , trailer ABK 2707T from direction of east to west with 8 passengers on board loaded with 500 by 50kg bags of maize.
Confirming the development, Police Public Relations Officer Esther Katongo says the accident is reported to have happened when the truck failed to ascend an uphill hence rolled backwards and over turned on the left side off the road killing the five passengers, seriously injuring one while the driver and two other passengers escaped unhurt.
Mrs. Katongo identified the deceased as Lexilda Lungu aged 48 years of Kapate village, Chief Mbuluma of Luangwa District, Simon Simwela Phiri aged 24 years of Kapandula Village , Chief Kalindawalo of Petauke District, Misozi Mumba aged 33 years of Kamono Village, Chief Ndake of Nyimba , Simwela Tembo aged 24 years of Mtendele east compound in Lusaka who all died on the spot while a male Juvenile Anthony Mwanza aged one year of Kapate Village, Chief Mbuluma of Luangwa District died on the way to the hospital.
She says the seriously injured is Selina Lungu aged 25 years who is admitted to Nyimba District Hospital.
She stated that the bodies of the deceased were taken to Nyimba Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Katongo disclosed that Five passengers sustained serious injuries in a Road Traffic Accident which occurred today around 14:30 hours along great east road at Manenekela area.
She revealed that involved was a driver only identified as Mabvuto aged 43 who was driving a motor vehicle scania Marcopolo bus registration number ABJ 8018, property of Kapena Coaches from east to west and the driver sustained minor injuries.
“Also involved were five (5) passengers who sustained serious injuries identified as Amon Nyoni aged 25 years, Elisha Banda aged 42 years, Mabvuto Musendo, Stella Nyangu aged 47 years and Matilda Miti aged 34 years and have been rushed to UTH and LEVY hospital respectively,” she explained.
She said other 78 passengers sustained minor injuries and that the accident is said to have occurred due to excessive speed.
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