Zambia Daily Mail reporter, her husband and their child die in a car crash

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FIVE people have died on the spot

while two others have sustained

injuries in an accident which

occurred yesterday at Vuba area

along Kabwe Kapiri-Mposhi road.

In a statement the

Police deputy spokesperson Rae

Hamoonga stated that the

accident which involved four motor

vehicles happened at 21:00 hours.

“The first motor vehicle was driven

by an unknown driver (who is on

the ran) a Freightliner truck and

trailer registration number ACK

3777/ACP 9064T with two

passengers on board from Kapiri

to Kabwe. The second motor

vehicle was driven by Sylvester

Zulu of Muchinga Police Division a

Toyota Land Cruiser ZP 2163B

from Kapiri to Kabwe with six

passengers on board,” Mr.

Hamoonga stated.

“The third motor vehicle was driven

by Jacob Simuchimba aged 29

year old of Nakonde a Volvo Truck

registration number BCA 428 and

trailer registration BCA 4148T

from Kabwe to Kapiri with four

passengers and the fourth Motor

vehicle was driven by Ido Chisenga

aged 30 years of Kapiri Mposhi a

Toyota Corolla registration number

ABH 6314 from Kabwe to Kapiri

with four passengers.”

Mr. Hamoonga stated that the

accident occurred when the driver

of the freightliner truck reversed

negligently hence the collision with

the Toyota Land cruiser which was

coming from behind.

He stated that the third motor

vehicle a Volvo truck over turned

to the extreme right as the driver

was avoiding to hit the first motor

vehicle and that the fourth motor

vehicle Corolla registration number

ABH 6314 passed under the trailer

of the first motor (Freightliner

truck).

Mr. Hamoonga stated that the

driver of the second motor vehicle

(Toyota land cruiser), Sylvester

Zulu died on the spot.

“Others who died are: Mr. Sikota

Situmbeko of Muchinga Police

Division, Ms. Ireen Chanda Mukuka

of unknown house number, Mrs.

Mwaninda Nyirenda Zulu (Daily

Mail Reporter) of Muchinga Police

Camp and a juvenile Dalitso Zulu

aged 12 year old. The other two

passenger who sustained serious

injuries are Margaret Mukuka

Chanda aged 53 of Arakan

barracks who sustained a fractured

left leg and a juvenile aged 8 of

Muchinga Police Camp who

sustained both fractured legs and

left arm both admitted in Kabwe

General Hospital,” Mr. Hamoonga

stated.

“The deceased are lying in Kabwe

General Hospital awaiting

postmortem. Passengers of the

first motor vehicle and fourth

motor vehicle escaped unhurt. The

first motor vehicle had its trailer

wheels damaged, the second motor

vehicle was extensively damaged

and left side damaged and

undisclosed amount of groceries

damaged while the fourth motor

vehicle had it roof damaged.

We would like to appeal to

members of the public that may

have information of the where

about of the driver of the

Freightliner truck and trailer

registration number ACK 3777/

ACP 9064T to report to the nearest

Police station.”

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