A ONE year nine months old male child of Kalalantekwe village in Shiwangandu District of Muchinga province has died in a road traffic accident.

The accident occurred at about 08:30 hours at Shiwangandu market square on May, 4th, 2017.

Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo who confirmed the incident to Mwebantu says the accident involved a DAF truck registration number T939CUG/T792BBC ladden with copper.

Katongo says the truck was coming from mufulira to Tanzania, and was being driven by Hemmed Khalfan Chambo aged 25 years of Dar-es-salaam.

“The accident happened when the motor vehicle ran over the male juvenile who was playing under the vehicle which was parked and when the driver started the vehicle, the right tyre of the trailer ran over the said juvenile and he died on the spot,” Katongo explains.

And in Southern Province, another child aged 12 months of Simuyala area , village Haduku died after being hit by a motor vehicle Mitsubishi Canter registration number AJC 8045 which was being driven by Matthews Muleya aged 24 on Sinazeze – Sinazongwe road.

The accident also occurred on Thursday, 4th May, 2017 at about 07:30 hours.

Katongo explains that the accident happened when the driver negligently reversed the motor vehicle and due to inexperience hit the juvenile who was crawling behind the motor vehicle.

“The victim sustain head injuries and died on the spot,” she says.

Katongo has since notified tha the body is in Maamba Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmoterm.

Meanwhile two other pedestrians died on May, 4th, 2017 in separate accidents in Eastern and Southern Provinces.

“In Eastern Province, a pedestrian identified as Sainani Mwanda aged 33 of Kavele Farms in Chief Chanje of Chipata District died in a hit and run accident which happened on Chipata – Lundazi road at Chasis Trading at about 18:00 hours,”Katongo adds.

“The body is in Chipata Central Hospital mortuary awaiting postmoterm while a manhunt for the driver has been launched.”

Katongo reports that the second accident happened in Southern Province where a female identified as Eveny Chilomba aged 49 of Kauni Settlement, Monze died on the spot after she was hit by a motor vehicle Toyota Spacio registration number ALE 7738.

The spacio under review was driven by Joseph Muchimba aged 26 of Lusaka’s Longacres.

“The accident which occurred on 04th May, 2017 at about 18:40 hours on Monze – Mazabuka road at Kauni area happened when the driver hit the pedestrian due to excessive speed and the victim sustained head injuries,”says Katongo.

“The body is in Monze Mission Hospital mortuary awaiting postmoterm.”

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