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SOLDIER DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT

By Jackson Mapapayi

One Zambia Army has died another one is nursing injuries in Mwinilunga District Hospital after the vehicle they where in plunged into a ditch in Mwinilunga.

The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday along the Mwinilunga Solwezi road near Lolo’s lodge.

According to the Deputy commissioner of police for North -Western Province Dr Fred Mulenga, involved was Staff Sergeant Alden Namalongo 34 of Chindwini barrack in Kabwe who whilst driving a Toyota Land Cruiser registration number AB 2699 failed to negotiate a curve and plunged into a ditch.

He disclosed that after plunging into the ditch. “And due to the impact,the driver sustained fatal head injuries and died on the spot while the only  male passenger Warant Officer Class ii, Obedy  Siwale of C-company, Chindwin barracks sustained injuries said Dr Mulenga.

He said victim has been  admited to Mwinilunga District Hospital while the body of the  driver has also been  deposited at Mwinilunga district mortuary hospital awaiting postmorterm.

Dr Mulenga has since warned motorists to  destist from lawlessness on  roads and avoid  speeding.

He disclosed that  police in the province will intensify motorised patrols and enforce the traffic regulations in accordance with the existing piece of legislation and anyone found wanting will be dealt with accordingly

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