This is according to a statement issued by Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo.
“We have arrested a 29 year old woman identified as Prudence Phiri of unmarked house number in Lusaka’s Old Kanyama Compound for allegedly setting on fire her 12 years old biological daughter using Kerosene. The suspect was apprehended by concerned members of the public who later surrendered her to Police. This happened on 24th August, 2017 at about 17:00 hours in Old Kanyama Compound,” Katongo stated.
“The victim sustained multiple burns on the body and was rushed to Kanyama Hospital for medical attention while the suspect is detained in police custody.”
Meanwhile, Katongo stated that one person died while five others sustained serious injuries in an accident in Nyimba District of Eastern Province yesterday.
“Meanwhile, one person died while five others sustained serious injuries in an accident which happened yesterday 24th August, 2017 around 1100 hours at Chamilala area in Nyimba District of Eastern Province on Great East road. The accident happened when the driver of a Toyota Allion bearing a Malawian registration number II9955 failed to keep to his lane and in the process collided with the Scania Marcopolo bus registration number ABE 5435 which was being driven by Chaisa Phiri aged 58 of John Lenge Compound also of Bells Transport in Lusaka. One passenger on the bus identified as Charles Banda of Garden Compound in Lusaka sustained head injuries and died on the way to Chamilala rural Health center while another passenger sustained serious injuries,” stated Katongo.
“The driver of the Allion identified as Manala Bulaya Jeke a Malawian national and his three passengers sustained serious injuries and are admitted to Nyimba District Hospital. The body of the deceased is in Nyimba District Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem. In a related development, an unidentified male pedestrian aged between 30 and 35 died on the spot after he was hit by a motor vehicle Scania Bus registration number ABE 5891 which was being driven by Joseph Chiwanga of Kabwe’s Lukanga township in an accident which happened yesterday, 24th August, 2017 at about 01 10 hours on Ndola-Kitwe road. The accident happened when the pedestrian was crossing the road hence was hit by the oncoming motor vehicle. The body is in Kitwe General Hospital mortuary.”