203 road traffic accidents were record across the country during the just ended 5 day holiday the Zambia Police Service have said.
In a statement Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said of the 203, 11 were fatal accidents which claimed 11 lives while 59 people were seriously injured from 16 serious road traffic accidents.
“During this years International Womens Day and youth day Holiday, a period from 08th to 12th March, 2018 a total number of 203 Road Traffic Accidents were recorded across the country out of which 11 were fatal Road Traffic Accidents in which 11 people died.
“16 were serious Road Traffic Accidents in which 59 persons were seriously injured and 46 were slight Road Traffic Accidents in which 55 persons were slightly injured. 130 were damages only accidents,” she said.
Lusaka tops the list with 88 accidents recorded followed by Copperbelt which recorded 36 while Central Province had 18 accidents.
“Lusaka Province recorded 88 Road Traffic Accidents, Copperbelt had 36, Central had 18, Southern, 15, North Western had 13 ,Eastern 12, while the rest of the provinces recorded between four (04) and seven (07) Road Traffic Accidents with Kenneth Kaunda International Airport recording one (01).”
And Katongo says the country was generally peaceful during the long weekend with few cases of assorted ceimes recorded.
“Meanwhile, as regards to crime, the Country was generally peaceful. However, 50 cases of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm were recorded, 24 theft cases while six (06) were Burglary and Theft cases.”