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Nine people die in a road traffic accident in Lusaka, police say

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SEVEN people have died while others injured in a fatal road accident which happened yesterday on Great North Road in Lusaka.

Police spokespersoon Rae Hamoonga confirmed the accident last night in a media statement that the accident occurred at about 18:40 hours.

He said the accident happened  when the unknown driver for the Howo truck who was driving from North to South swerved to his right side lane in trying to avoid a small bus which was in front of him.

Mr Hamoonga said in the process of swerving he lost control of the motor vehicle which crossed the island,  went in the opposite lane and hit into a Rosa bus that was moving from South to North.

Mr Hamoonga said involved was unknown driver who was driving a Mitsubishi Rosa Passenger Service Vehicle bus registration number BAK 9787 who died on the spot.

He said the bus was extensively damaged.

“Also involved were  29 passengers in the Rosa bus of which Eight unknown passengers sustained Fatal injuries, Two male adults, Three female adults, Two unknown male juveniles and One unknown female juvenile.

Seven dead bodies have been deposited in UTH mortuary whilst two bodies are in Chingwere level One mortuary (Deceased driver inclusive),” Mr Hamoonga said.

He said 16 passengers in the Rosa bus sustained serious injuries in which seven women nine men are all admitted in UTH.

“Also involved was unknown male adult driver who was driving a Howo truck and trailer registration number AOB 3515 and BAC 9616 T which was damaged and the driver is on the run,” Mr Hamoonga said.

He said the bodies of the deceased driver and the passengers  await identification and post mortem.

UPDATE: NINE people have died while others injured in a fatal road accident which happened yesterday on Great North Road in Lusaka.

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Police spokespersoon Rae Hamoonga confirmed the accident last night in a media statement that the accident occurred at about 18:40 hours.

He said the accident happened when the unknown driver for the Howo truck who was driving from North to South swerved to his right side lane in trying to avoid a small bus which was in front of him.

Mr Hamoonga said in the process of swerving he lost control of the motor vehicle which crossed the island, went in the opposite lane and hit into a Rosa bus that was moving from South to North.

Mr Hamoonga said involved was unknown driver who was driving a Mitsubishi Rosa Passenger Service Vehicle bus registration number BAK 9787 who died on the spot.

He said the bus was extensively damaged.

“Also involved were 29 passengers in the Rosa bus of which Eight unknown passengers sustained Fatal injuries, Two male adults, Three female adults, Two unknown male juveniles and One unknown female juvenile.

Seven dead bodies have been deposited in UTH mortuary whilst two bodies are in Chingwere level One mortuary (Deceased driver inclusive),” Mr Hamoonga said.

He said 16 passengers in the Rosa bus sustained serious injuries in which seven women nine men are all admitted in UTH.

“Also involved was unknown male adult driver who was driving a Howo truck and trailer registration number AOB 3515 and BAC 9616 T which was damaged and the driver is on the run,” Mr Hamoonga said.

He said the bodies of the deceased driver and the passengers await identification and post mortem.

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Woman steals newly born baby to take a picture as evidence to her boyfriend

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POLICE have apprehended a 24-year-old woman for stealing a baby from Kafue General Hospital maternity ward.

When detained by hospital staff, Christine Tembo said the motive behind stealing of the baby was to take a picture and send to her boyfriend whom she had told that she was expecting.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Tembo of Mtendere East in Lusaka has since been apprehended for the offence of child stealing.

“The incident occurred on 21st October, 2021 at around 17:30 hours at Kafue General Hospital Maternity ward.

It is alleged that the suspect went to the maternity ward where she got the baby belonging to Mildred Munyama aged 23 of unknown house number in Shimabala West. The suspect was later apprehended by Hospital staff and upon being interviewed she revealed that the motive behind stealing of the baby was to take a picture of the baby and send to her boyfriend whom she had told that she was expecting and now with a baby,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said Tembo is currently detained in police custody.

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Hungry woman arrested, fined K 200 for buying bananas worth K 10 from a street vendor

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A THIRTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD woman of Kitwe has been apprehended and fined K200 for buying five bananas worth K10 from a street vendor.

Iness Munyeme, 39 of house number 2268 Luangwa West, was apprehended together with four others for buying merchandise from the street.

Kitwe City Council public relations manager Chola Mwamba told #Mwebantu, that the four were cautioned with Ms Munyeme who has since  been fined K200 after admission of guilty.

“Kitwe City Council would like to inform members of the public that we have this week apprehended 5 people for buying merchandise from street vendors,” Mwamba said.

Mwamba said the local authority is  disappointed that some residents have continued buying their mechendise from street vendors.

She said if the trend continues traders will encouraged to abandon their market stands in preference for the street thereby contributing to the increase in street vending, street congestion and street litering as well as loss of revenue in the markets.

“However, the Council police will continue patrolling the CBD and arrest any one buying items from street vendors,” Mwamba said.

Recently, Council Town Clerk Mbulo Seke announced the move start arresting and prosecuting people buying merchandise from undesignated trading places in an effort to curb street vending.

The Town Clerk said the move is in view of the observed unhealthy customer behaviour of preferring to buy from streets instead designated trading places.

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Father warned for failing to secure firearm, after his son shot dead his elder sister 

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A FATHER to a juvenile accused of shooting dead his elder sister using his gun has been warned and cautioned for failing to secure a firearm.

Meanwhile, the juvenile has been arrested and charged with murder.

In a media statement,  police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Lyson Phiri aged 70 has been warned and cautioned for the offence of  failing to secure a fire arm Contrary to Section 38 (1) of CAP 110 of the laws of Zambia.

Mr Hamoonga further Mr Phiri juvenile’s son has also been arrested and charged with murder.

“Police have formerly charged and arrested the male Juvenile aged 18 for Murder Contrary to Section 200 of CAP 87 of the laws of Zambia,” he said.

Last, the juvenile shot dead his 39 year old sister who was at the time seated in the living room.

 

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