Zambia records 142 road traffic accidents during Easter holidays

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Zambia recorded a total of 142 road traffic accidents during the long Easter holiday, the police said on Tuesday.

The accidents resulted in seven deaths and 124 serious injuries.

Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo said the accidents recorded in 2020 decreased when compared to 212 accidents recorded in 2019.

Lusaka, the country’s capital, recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 57 accidents while Copperbelt was second with 31 accidents.

She attributed the decrease in the road traffic accidents and casualties in 2020 to a reduction in movements by the general public due to COVID-19 and also general compliance to road traffic regulations. Enditem

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