One person has died while 34 others have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident that occurred along Chingola- Solwezi road around 17:30 hours yesterday.

In a statement today, North Western province police commissioner Auxensio Daka explained that the victims were on their way back from watching a local soccer match.

He stated that the accident involved a Mitsubishi Canter that was driven by Musaka Macnel, aged 34 of Swift Construction Site.

“Whilst driving a motor vehicle Mitsubishi Canter reg contained truck reg number ADD 2674 on the said road with over 50 soccer fans on board after watching a local match, Musaka lost control causing the container to blow off forcing the said passengers to fall off the said vehicle. Due to impact, 34 male passengers sustained serious injuries and are admitted to St Dorothy awaiting to transferred to Solwezi,” Daka stated.

He stated that the driver would be charged with causing death by dangerous driving as one of the passengers had died.

“The accident happened when the driver was driving at high speed and lost control as he was trying to make a turn to the left and careered off road. He will be charged for causing death by dangerous driving following the death of one m/passenger Kenny Shefilundi aged 26 today 02/10/17 while 19 others still in Solwezi hospital,” Daka stated.

And police have opened a docket against for a case in which a 71-year-old man has been murdered by unknown people.

Daka stated that Patrick Kambanji, 41, reported the death of his father, Kambanji Mutaipi, yesterday.

“The deceased sustained five deep cut on his neck and head. An axe is alleged to have been used in the act. A docket has been opened but no suspects have been arrested yet.

Meanwhile, two girls aged four and seven were burnt to death after the kitchen they were in caught fire in Chavuma.

“Also reported a case of sudden unnatural death on 21/09/17 around 11:00hrs by m/Steven Kaumba of village Kapamba Mukelangombe area D:chavuma that his kitchen caught fire accidentally and two daughters were burnt to death namely Chisengo Kaumba aged three and Mercy Shimishi aged four while three escaped death namely Thoka Kaumba aged seven, Chinyama Kaumba aged five and Loveness Shimishi aged eight sustained burnt wounds around the body and they are admitted Chavuma mission,” stated Daka.