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Seven family members killed in house fire, police say

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SEVEN (07) members of the same family in Chongwe have been burnt to death after the house in which they were sleeping in caught fire.

The inferno happened yesterday around 20:00 hours at Shisholeka village, Chief Nkomensha in Chongwe District.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development to Mwebantu in a statement and said the deceased have been identified as  Misheck Njovu five (05) years, Maggie Matibenga aged six (06) years, Emeldah Moro aged four (04) years,  Marvin’s Moyo aged three (03) years, Rebecca Matibenga aged three (03) years,  Amon Matibenga aged one (01) year two months, and Harriet Matibenga all of the same family.
Katongo said Lawrence Muzolewa, 43 years who is the owner of the house and Gift Matibenga aged 12 years who were also in the house at the time of the inferno  survived with burns on their faces, hands and legs.
And Katongo said the owner of the house is admitted to Chongwe District Hospital  while  Gift is in Levy  Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital.
And Katongo said it is believed that the fire started when Lawrence was pouring Petrol in a container which later  spilled on a brazier and engulfed the house.
She said the bodies of the deceased are in Chongwe District Hospital mortuary awaiting post-moterm.

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Zambian truck driver burns to death 2 days after celebrating birthday

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A ZAMBIAN truck driver has been burnt to death after a fuel truck he was driving caught fire, reports have indicated.

Simon Mulonga, an employee of Juba Transport is said to have died in Zimbabwe where the accident happened.

He celebrated his birthday on Saturday.

It is not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Mulonga was married to journalist Chikumbi Katebe.

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Zambian Fashion Designer Juliet Mayida Jacobs nominated for three awards at this year’s Designers Award Africa.

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ZAMBIAN Fashion Designer Juliet Mayida Jacobs of Interfashional Africa has been nominated for three (3) awards at this year’s Designers Award Africa.
(i) African Fashion Brand of the Year
(ii) African Female Designer of the Year
(iii) African Fashion Stylist of the Year Female.

Juliet Mayida Jacobs is former runway model, international pageant judge, Last year’s Zambia fashion week challenge winner and she recently showcased at this year’s Lusaka July in September.

Voting for Designers Award Africa starts on the 27th of September and will close on the 26th of October 2020. – https://elfrique.com/s/DAA

INSTAGRAM; @juliet_jacobs & @interfashional_africa

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RTSA calls for safety of pupils as Schools open on Monday

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has urged parents and guardians to ensure that pupils use appropriate monds of transport as Schools open on Monday.

In a statement, RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga also cautioned against the use of unsafe vehicles such as open vans and tracks to transport children to schools.

He said the increase in the number of vehicles on the road during this period poses a great risk to all road users if traffic rules and regulations are not adhered to.

And Mubanga has appealed to all Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers to observe appropriate speed limits.

He further implored PSV drivers to observe public health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among the travelling public.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

22 Sep 2020, 1:49 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

14,175 Total Cases
331 Deaths
13,629 Recovered

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