THREE people have drowned while two others have survived after the boat they were in capsized on Lake Mweru in Nchelenge District.
Zambia Police Service acting spokesperson Danny Mwale has confirmed to Mwebantu and identified the deceased as Joseph Mwape aged 26, Bernard Kasongo aged 22 and Emmanuel Mwansa aged 27 all of Nchelenge District in Luapula Province.
“The incident happened on 22 August, 2019 between 04 and 05 hours on Lake Mweru when the boat they were in while fishing capsized due to strong winds. Rogers Mwape and Fewdays Nsama aged 25 and 26 respectively managed to swim to safety. The bodies of the deceased have not yet been retrieved.”
Eight people die in a road traffic accident in Petauke district , police say
EIGHT people have died while seven others sustained serious injuries after a truck and a Mitsubishi Fuso collided head on in Petauke District of Eastern Province.
The accident happened on Friday around 21:30 hours near Musambazi Bridge, 25km west of Petauke Boma along Great East Road.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed in a statement that the accident happened when the driver of the Volvo truck identified as Trust Mawele failed to keep to his lane and collided head on with an incoming Fuso truck which was being driven by an unknown man with unknown number of passengers on board.
Katongo said in the process, seven unknown people sustained serious injuries and are admitted to Petauke District Hospital and Minga Mission Hospital respectively while Eight unidentified persons died on the spot, and that among them, Six were males and two females.
She said the bodies are in Petauke District Hospital mortuary awaiting identification and post-mortem.
And Katongo said police have not yet established whether or not the drivers of both motor vehicles are among the victims.
Be wary of fraudsters, we are not conducting any recruitment at the moment, police say
THE Zambia Police Service says it is still not conducting any recruitment at the moment.
And police say it is worrying that members of the public are still being deceived by criminals through social media that the police is recruiting officers.
In a statement, Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo warned those who are asked by criminals to take application letters to unknown offices not to do so as they risk being attacked.
She has reiterated that the Zambia police has not carried any advertisement on recruitment hence all adverts and information circulating on social media about recruitment in the police service is fake and should be treated as such.
Katongo advised members of the public to wait for advertisements which are usually placed in traditional media (Print, Television and Radio) with a clear guide on how applications should be submitted.