Zambia recorded a total of 7,068 road traffic accidents during the first quarter of this year, the police said on Wednesday.

The road traffic accidents recorded were, however, a decrease of 636 when compared to the same period of last year, when the country recorded 7,704 accidents, according to police spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo.

The accidents resulted in the death of 312 people compared to 356 during the same period of last year, she added.

Lusaka, the country’s capital recorded the highest number of accidents at 3,851, followed by the Copperbelt Province which recorded 1,180 accidents while Central Province recorded 467 accidents.

She added that Eastern and Southern Provinces recorded 339 and 363 accidents respectively during the period while Northern Province had 137 accidents.

She further said Muchinga Province recorded 173 accidents while Luapula Province had 159 accidents, with Northwestern and Western Provinces recording 282 and 117 accidents respectively. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/