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7 Die in Itezhi-Tezhi Accident

Seven people have died while 15 others have sustained serious injuries in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred in the early hours of today, June 24, along the Itezhi tezhi-Mumbwa road.

The accident happened about 35 kilometres north of Itezhi tezhi Police Station.

“Involved was driver, male adult, Force Hamatati, aged 27 years of Namubanga village, chief Muchila of Namwala District who was driving a Hino ranger truck registration number BAF 9533 from south to north loaded with  passengers and livestock (pigs and goats),” Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has stated. “The accident occurred when the driver failed to obey traffic signs placed on the road and plunged into a ditch constructed by Build Trust Company for the purpose of making a bridge thereby causing fatalities to the following seven passenger: (1) Force Hamatati who was the driver (2) male juvenile Mosted Matimba aged one year of unknown resident, (3) Standard Hangoma of unknown residence (4) male  Luma Ngombe aged  30years of Matolo village,  Chief Muchila of Namwala District (5)male Himiti, other names not known, but of Tapa village,  Chief Muchila of Namwala District, (6)  male Sunday, other names not known but of Namubanga village, Chief Muchila of Namwala and (7) unidentified female.”

She stated that 15 other passengers sustained serious injuries and are in hospital.

“The bodies of the deceased are in Itezhi tezhi Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem,” stated Katongo.

 

17 Comments

  1. Marve Matimba

    God’s Intervention In The Most Challenging Times

  2. Jerald mawelela

    Sad news may god comfort their families in this trying moments.

  3. suwilanji phiri

    Let the Lord of hosts be with the mourning families and protect us the other frequent users of that road. God bless.

  4. shanoh

    Too bad

  5. Alberto NK Mailosi

    May our Heavenly Father intervene and comfort the mourning families

  6. kays

    Comment sad news God comfort the families

  7. Gangsta grabs

    What kind of name are these? Force, Standard

  8. Mwalamuka Muzandu

    Comment sorry for sad news sorry

  9. Alfred katanti

    Very bad news

  10. Daniel langwani

    Very sad indeed

  11. Miyanda

    My aunt rest in peace.

  12. Kalesy Sikalunda

    Comment May there souls rest in eternal peace and may the injured be healed in Jesus name Amen.

  13. Senkelo

    Too bad for the loss. But please ba GRZ do something over this issue of transportation of animals and people using the same vehicle. Can’t these guys move in a separate vehicle instead? Do like you did with buses from moving at night. Life is so precious mwebantu. I feel very bad when ever l see such transportation method. We can’t continue loosing like this do something please ba GRZ coz tamwafilwapo. My opinion. Rip our beloved people.

  14. Melvin

    so sad, I know all these people who perished in this fatal accident

  15. K.A.M

    BLESSED ARE THE MOURNERS FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED.
    SAD NEWS, EASY TO HEAR BUT WHEN IT’S ON YOU IT FEELS VERY BAD.

  16. K.A.M

    SAD NEWS, EASY TO HEAR BUT WHEN IT’S ON YOU IT FEELS VERY BAD.
    BLESSED ARE THE MOURNERS FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED.

  17. Kalunga

    May the soul of my uncle Mr Himiti who was known as muntuwalubono and other souls rest in peace,Amen.

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