Elephant kills one in Eastern Province, three others die in road accidents —Police say


Three people have died and six survived with slight injuries from the 58 separate road traffic accidents, which were recorded in Lusaka on September 7, 2023, Police officials say.

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said 48 from the 58 accidents were recorded as damage only accidents.

Mwale disclosed this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday.

He said a victim involved in one of the fatal accidents was identified as Biston Njovu, aged 44, of Kabangwe area who was driving a Toyota Vitz bearing registration number BBA 6177.

“Njovu sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Matero Level One Hospital,” Mwale said.

He said this was after Winston Nyika, aged 44, of Zambia Air Force Airport who was driving a Toyota Mark X, bearing registration number ZAF 4199B, while approaching Kabangwe from 10 miles area, lost control of his vehicle, and hit the pavement.

Mwale said Nyika went on to hit three other motor vehicles which were moving in the opposite lane including a Vitz driven by Njovu.

“Nyika was rushed to Maina Soko Medical Center where he is receiving treatment and the Vitz together withthe Mark X are extensively damaged,” he said.

Mwale said the drivers from the other two vehicles involved, a Toyota Corolla and Daewoo Cielo bearing registration numbers ABP 7017 and AAR 6208 respectively escaped unhurt while their vehicles had damages on the right doors, front bumper and bonnet.

In Eastern Province, Mwale said a man identified as Elias Ng’uni, aged 53, of Chitungulu area in Lumezi District was killed by an elephant.

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He said brief facts were that the deceased was with three other persons who went to collect firewood in the nearby bush in Chitete village when they were attacked by an elephant.

Mwale said the three managed to escape while Ng’uni was killed.

“The matter was reported to Chitungulu Wildlife officers who managed to retrieve the deceased’s body and has since been handed over to relatives for burial,” he said.

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