A 31 year-old man identified as Kasary Chikampa of Chief Muchila in Namwala District of Southern Province has committed suicide after a Toyota Hilux he was driving overturned and killed his wife, son and nephew.

Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso has confirmed this in a statement, Thursday, saying the accident happened on Tuesday between 17:30 and 18:00hrs.

“A 31-year-old driver has committed suicide after his motor vehicle overturned and killed three family members he was carrying in Namwala two days ago. Kasary Chikampa of chief Muchila in Namwala district, was driving a Toyota Hilux registration No. 3402 but the vehicle overturned killing, his wife, son and nephew. The deceased have been identified as Orin Chikampa, 22, his son Joe, aged one year and eight months and nephew, Joseph Chikampa, 16,” stated Kapeso.

“After the deaths were confirmed at the hospital, the driver decided to take his life by hanging himself using a rope in his house. All the three bodies are laying in the Namwala district hospital mortuary. The accident happened between 17:30 and 18:00hrs in Namwala on Tuesday.”