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58 people escape death after bus catches fire, RTSA says

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FIFTY-EIGHTY  people have  escaped death after a bus they were in caught fire near Moyo farms in Kabwe along the Great North Road.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) head of public relations Frederick Mubanga said according to preliminary investigations conducted, the accident that happened at 07:29 hours involving a Zhong Tong Bus registration number BCC9815ZM belonging to Talwaka Lumo Transport Limited  driven by, Mukuka Chali, happened after a tyre burst and in the process caught fire.
“There were 58 passengers on board and all of them escaped unhurt and their lugguage secured,” he said.

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Man kills step son for urinating on his bed, police say

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TWENTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD of Kasama has allegedly murdered his two-year-old step son after he urinated on his bed.

Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale has told Mwebantu in a statement that Kabwe Boma 27 of Malaya village in Mungwi district allegedly murdered Able Mulenga.

Mr Mwale said the incident occurred on April 15 at around 10:00 hours in Mungwi district.

He said initial investigations revealed that the deceased had urinated on his bed and Boma wanted to discipline him.

Mr Mwale said the child suffered suspected internal injuries as kicks are alleged to have been used in the act.

“The body of the deceased has since been deposited in Kasama General Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial,” he said.

Mr Mwale said a manhunt for the suspect has been launched.

Meanwhile, Patriotic Front cadre, Charles Kakula has been charged and arrested with the subject offences of Criminal Trespass.

Mr Mwale said Kakula has further been slapped with Threatening Violence contrary to section 90(a) of the Penal Code of the laws of Zambia.

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RTSA saddened by the death of, Ngongwe Zimba, in a road traffic accident

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is saddened by the death of a motorist who died in a road traffic accident involving five (5) motor vehicles in Lusaka.

RTSA Director and Chief Executive Officer, Gladwell Banda, has conveyed a message of condolences to the bereaved family, describing the accident as tragic and unfortunate.

He the deceased, Ngongwe Zimba, driver of the BMW with registration mark ALR 5979 died on the spot following the road crash which occurred around 09:00 hours yesyerday at the intersection of Mungwe Road and New Outer Ring Road in Lusaka West.

Mr Banda said the road traffic crash involved a Volvo truck registration mark BCC 3511, a Sino Howo truck registration mark 9541, a BMW registration mark ALR 5979 driven by the deceased driver Mr Zimba, a Toyota Vitz registration mark 790 and a Toyota Hiace registration mark ALV 1360.

He said the Agency has instituted investigations to establish the cause of the road traffic crash to ensure that such incidences are mitigated.

This is in a statement issued by RTSA head of public relations Fredrick Mubanga.

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Police arrest Correctional officer of Mansa for attempted murder

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A 31-YEAR-OLD Correctional officer of Mansa has been arrested for attempted murder.

On April 9, 2021 at 19:30 hours, Frederick Chishimba shot at Pathias Bwale aged 19 whom he suspected of being a thief.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale confirmed the incident in a statement issued yesterday.

He said the incident occurred at Regional Correctional offices in Mansa, Luapula Province.

Mr Mwale said the victim sustained a bullet wound on his left foot.

“The suspect is in police custody awaiting court appearance,” Mr Mwale said.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

16 Apr 2021, 2:05 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

90,750 Total Cases
1,233 Deaths
88,414 Recovered

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