FIVE (05) people have died while three (03) others sustained injuries after a Toyota Harrier they were traveling in overturned along the Mansa-Samfya Road.
The accident happened last night around 20:30 hours when an unregistered Harrier which was being driven by Taila Simpemba aged 22 of Nakonde lost control of the motor vehicle due to excessive speed and died on the spot with four other passengers.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo told Mwebantu in a statement that others who died have been identified as Jackson Nshinka aged 32, five year old boy identified as Morgan Kachemba, a baby girl of unknown age identified as Bridget Chishima, a two year old boy identified as Amon Nshinka, all of Kaputa District.
And Katongo said the injured victims have been admitted in Mansa General Hospital and have been identified as Mary Chileya aged 22, five months old boy identified as Reuben Musonda, and a 30 year old man only identified as Elija.Katongo said the bodies of the deceased are in Mansa General Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
Meanwhile, Katongo said police are saddened by the increased numbers of over speeding related road traffic accidents recorded in the recent past in which a lot of people have lost their lives.