Zambia Police say 10 dead from 288 road accidents during Farmer’s Day holiday


Ten people reportedly died in road traffic accidents during this year’s Farmer’s Day holiday, according to the Zambia Police Service.

Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga, said a total number of 288 road traffic accidents were reported countrywide.

Hamoonga said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Wednesday and made available to Zambia Monitor.

“About 25 had serious injures in which 50 people were seriously injured while 63 were classified as slight injury accidents, in which 87 persons sustained minor injuries,” he said.

Hamoonga said compared to 2022 during the same period, 280 road traffic accidents were recorded against 288 this year, representing an increase of eight accidents.

“We recorded 47 serious road traffic accidents compared to 22 serious accidents this year, in which 73 persons were seriously injured compared to 50 persons injured in 2023, indicating a decrease of 23 casualties,” he said.

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Hamoonga said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of accidents at 160 accidents, Central Province had 21 accidents, Copperbelt had 31, while North Western Province, Muchinga, Northern Province each recorded 5 road traffic accidents.

He said a total amount of K505, 910.00 was raised as admission of guilty fines in 2022 as compared to K522, 085.00 raised this year.

“The admission of guilty fines has increased by K16, 175.00,” he said.

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