Three people died on the spot while eight others sustained serious injuries in a road traffic accident in Kasama district in Northern Province.
Two children aged between 4 months and 5 years 11 months and an unidentified adult in his mid 40s died on the spot, Zambia Police Service Spokesperson, Elizabeth Kanjela, has confirmed the development to ZANIS in Lusaka today, saying the accident happened yesterday at around 19:30 hours along the Mpika-Kasama road.
Kanjela explained that the driver of an unregistered Noah car lost control due to excessive speeding then careered off the road and over turned and said that the bodies of the deceased are lying in the Kasama General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmoterm while those who sustained injuries are also admitted in the same hospital receiving treatment.
And a cyclist died on the spot after being hit by a motor vehicle yesterday at round 17:30 hours, 35 kilometres east of Kapiri Mposhi along the Great North Road.
Beauty Nanyame of Sinkala farm in Kapiri Mposhi, sustained injuries and died on the spot after she was hit by a Toyota Vitz registration number ABV 4744. Her body is lying in Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital mortuary awaiting postmoterm while the driver of the Toyota Vitz, identified as Zebiya Chaziya Banda, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving contrary to Section 161 of the Road Traffic Act No 11 of 2012 and will appear in court soon.