Boy, 5, dies after ox-cart overturns

A male juvenile identified as Sylvester Milimo, aged five, has died after the ox-cart he was in hit into a tree and overturned.

Police public relations officer Esther Katongo confirmed the development in a statement availed to News Diggers! in Lusaka, Monday.

“In Southern Province, a male juvenile identified as Sylvester Milimo, aged five years, died on the spot in an accident, which happened on 2nd September, 2018, around 15 hours at Mbeza Market in Namwala District. The accident happened when an ox-cart, on which the victim was in, hit into a tree and in the process overturned. The body is lying in Namwala District Hospital Mortuary,” Katongo stated.

And Katongo stated that another juvenile died after being hit by a motor vehicle in Kamanga compound, Sunday.

“Meanwhile, in Lusaka Province a male juvenile, aged two years, of Kamanga Compound in Lusaka died on the spot in an accident, which happened on 2nd September, 2018, around 18:40 hours along Mutumbi Road area,” she stated.

“The accident happened when the pedestrian was crossing the road and in the process was hit by a motor vehicle Toyota Dyna registration number BAB 1304 driven by Mwelwa Enock, aged 34, of Kamanga Compound. The body is lying in Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital mortuary. Hit and run accident, which occurred on 2nd September, 2018, at 20:39 hours along Kafue Road opposite China Mall. Involved was an unknown motor vehicle and three unknown pedestrians, female adult aged 35 who died on the spot and juvenile, aged four months, while a male juvenile, aged between five and seven years, sustained serious injuries and was rushed to U.T.H. All are from the same family.”

Meanwhile, police in Lusaka have picked up a body of Kunda Changwe in Kabanana Compound who was discovered dead by a member of public in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“Police in Lusaka’s Kabanana Compound picked a body of Kunda Changwe, aged 45, of the same area. The body was discovered by a member of the public few meters away from his house on 2nd September, 2018, around 05:00 hours. The body was found with a deep cut at the back of the head and a sharp instrument is suspected to have been used in the act and it is lying in UTH mortuary awaiting post-mortem. In another development in Luapula Province, a pedestrian juvenile, Mwila Esther, aged four, died on the spot while three others, including the driver, sustained injuries in an accident, which occurred on 2nd September, 2018, around 17:40 hours at Shindi Village, Chief Kambwali in Nchelenge District,” narrated Katongo.

“The accident happened when the victim came out of a taxi, which was parked off the road hence was hit by the oncoming motor vehicle Mercedes Benz registration number ALV 8770, the property of Zesco Company Ltd, which was being driven by Silvester Mwape, aged 54, of Kawambwa District. This resulted in the driver of motor vehicle to lose control hence went off the road and overturned. The driver sustained general body pains whilst the two other passengers sustained multiple injuries. All victims are admitted to St. Paul’s Mission Hospital while the body of the deceased is lying in the same hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.”

         

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