One die in Mpulungu road accident 

By Staff Reporter

ONE person has died on the spot while seven others sustained serious injuries after they fell off from a moving truck.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the accident happened on Tuesday around 07:00 hours along Vyamba road at Kasimango Village in Chief Tafuna of Mpulungu District.

Katongo said involved was a Mitsubishi Canter registration number ABT 6147 which had eight passengers on board.

Katongo said the accident happened when the unknown driver of the same truck lost control of the vehicle thereby spilling off the passengers.

She identified the deceased as Lydia Chifunda aged between 50 and 55 years of Yamwela Village, Chief Chinakila, Mpulungu District who sustained bruises on the forehead and suspected fractured both legs and died at Mpulungu District Hospital.

“Those who survived and sustained injuries are Mirriam Mwambazi aged 13 years who sustained bruises on both knees, Shadrick Sichilima aged 31 of Senga Hill District who sustained deep cuts on the left hand and middle finger, male Dilas Chifunda aged 29 years who sustained bruises on both hands,” said Katongo

She said others are Rachael Musonda 47, who sustained bruises on right hand and general body pains, Victor Mazimba aged 40, who sustained painful left hand, Aaron Chifunda 32, all of Chief Chinakila in Mpulungu District who sustained bruises on right hand and male Eli Sinyangwe 45, of Mupata Village, Mpulungu District with a bruised right hand.

Katongo said all the survivors are admitted at Mpulungu District Hospital.