One person has died while five others have sustained injuries after being hit by a Mitsubishi Rosa Minibus at Kyawama market area in Solwezi.

 

The accident happened last night at about 20:30 hours after an unidentified driver of a Mitsubishi Rosa Minibus registration number ACX 6026 lost control due to excessive speed and careered off the road hitting the six who were selling by the road side.

 

North-western Province Commissioner of Police Hudson Namachila confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Solwezi today.

 

Mr. Namachila said the deceased who has not been identified died on the spot after sustaining severe injuries identified.

 

He said all the five injured have been admitted to Solwezi general hospital while the body of the deceased is lying in the same hospital mortuary.

 

Mr. Namachila said the driver of the bus is currently on the run while the bus was set ablaze by an angry mob adding that a docket has since been opened and investigations will continue.

 

Meanwhile, two people were yesterday assaulted by unknown people in Matebo area in Kalumbila district after a dispute over land.

 

Mr. Namachila identified the victims as Patrick Kashiku aged 41 and Fred Mwanamoyo aged 34 who were beaten using fists and sticks by unknown people.

 

He said no arrest has been made so far.

 

ZANIS

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