Two people have died while 18 others have been injured in a fatal road traffic accident in Katete District.

Two people have died while 18 others have been injured in a fatal road traffic accident, which happened near Azere Kacheka in Chief Mbang’ombe’s area in Katete District yesterday.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Grace Chipalila confirmed this to Breeze News.
Ms Chipalila says that the accident happened after the driver of a Mercedes Benz truck, which was carrying 35 passengers and goods, failed to negotiate a curve.
She says that the vehicle swerved to the left side of the road, resulting in the goods and some of the passengers falling off from the vehicle.
Ms. Chipalila says that Levy Nkhoma, 29 and Alice Lungu, a juvenile both sustained head injuries and died.
She says the bodies of the duo are lying in St Francis Mission Hospital mortuary while the injured passengers are also admitted to the same hospital.
The driver is in police custody.
Meanwhile a 43 year old businessman of Chipata District has been robbed of 330, 000 Kwacha rebased cash and his vehicle by armed men.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Grace Chipalila says that Dauti Mwanza of Magwero was attacked by three men armed with a pistol, who called him at night pretending that they wanted to change money from him.
She says that Mr Mwanza, who is involved in money changing business, was led to Chadiza road where the bandits tied his hands, beat him up and stole the money and his Toyota Corolla.
Ms. Chipalila says that Mr. Mwanza, who has been admitted to Chipata General Hospital, was later dumped along Mwami road.
And Ms. Chipalila says that police managed to recover the car although the armed men are still on the run.

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