Two people die in road accident

By Staff Reporter

Two people among them a Chinese national died on the spot while two others sustained injuries in an accident on Sunday, September 30, 2018 along Kitwe-Chingola road.

In a statement, police public relation officer Esther Katongo said a 27-year old male Chinese national driving a Toyota Hilux ALL 988 died on the spot from head injuries he sustained while two other passengers were admitted to Nchanga north Hospital in Chingola.

Katongo said the name of the deceased has been withheld until the next of kin is informed.

Katongo said another vehicle involved was a Sino truck ALL 4045 whose driver ran away after the accident.

“The accident happened when the driver of Toyota Hilux being driven from north to south failed to keep to his lane and went to hit into an oncoming Sino truck which was being driven from south to north,” said Katongo.

She added that another accident occurred on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at around 12:20 hours along JohnKen gravel road about 1 kilometre off Chisamba road, where one person identified as Spriano Makangaka of unknown age died on the spot.

“The accident happened when the driver of the motor vehicle Toyota Mark II registration number A LG 7725 identified as Festus Musalwa Kapikisha aged 36 of Johnken Estates in Chisamba lost control of the motor vehicle due to excessive speed, went off the road and flipped off upside facing North,” she said

Katongo said the body of the deceased is in Chisamba Clinic mortuary awaiting postmortem.