THREE people have died while others are battling for their lives in Nyimba district after a truck they were in failed in its uphill climb, veering of the road and overturning in the process.
The accident happened in Nyalungwe area, 70 kilometers from Nyimba town, on Great East Road and involved was a truck that was carrying fertilizer from Beria in Mozambique to Lusaka. The truck failed to ascend and rolled back before falling into a ditch.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Lackson Sakala said yesterday that two female and a driver died on the spot.
“The truck belongs to Lift and Shift Trucking Zambia Limited of Lusaka and the accident happened 70 kilometers from Nyimba Boma,” he said.
Mr. Sakala who did disclose the names of the deceased, said the bodies were in Nyimba District Hospital mortuary while the two others passengers who were seriously injured, were admitted to the same hospital.
(Story : Times of Zambia, Picture by Tamara Nyirenda)
Zambian truck driver burns to death 2 days after celebrating birthday
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.
Zambian Fashion Designer Juliet Mayida Jacobs nominated for three awards at this year’s Designers Award Africa.
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
RTSA calls for safety of pupils 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.