A security guard has been murdered after thieves broke into Finance Bank Kaoma branch. Edwin Kainda aged 55 was found dead with blood coming out of his mouth and nose. The Police suspect that he was strangled by the same criminals who broke into the bank.
The criminals gained entry into the Bank through the roof by removing a roofing sheet and went directly to where the safe was. They then came out through the back door after damaging the lock.
The incident happened between 23 hrs on 3rd August and 03:00 hrs, 4th August 2012 in Kaoma. Initial investigations have revealed that the criminal blew off the safe and went away with the money.
The guard was discovered dead around 06 hours in a small structure located within the bank premises by a security guard from a nearby shop. The body of the deceased is lying in Kaoma district hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
The Police is appealing to members of the public with information leading to the apprehension of the culprits to report to the nearest police station.
And four army soldiers have died while seven others sustained injuries when the truck reg no. AD 3569 they were travelling in overturned and caught fire, burning to ashes along Mukochi road in Kabwe rural. The commandos were on their way to Mukonchi Mita Hill Dam to retrieve the last two bodies out of the five who drowned last week.
The driver of the truck Sgt Iwile is also among the dead. The accident happened when he lost control and overturned after failing to negotiate a curve. Among the dead are a coaxswine staff sgt Kalenga and Sgt Trevor Nkonde both of One Engineering Regiment in Mufulira. The fourth one is Sgt Ngoma of Commando unit Ndola.
The injured have been identified as :
Sgt Chrispin Mujuda
Warrant Officer II Packer Chisenga
Sgt Kwibiana Masumba
Sgt Alex Saini
Sgt Chistopher Mukelabai Wamulume
Corporal Jones Mayaba
The injured were initially treated at Nukonchi clinic and later refeered to Kabwe General Hospital.The accident happened on 3rd August 2012 around 14 hours at B.S area north of Mukonchi.
There were 13 soldiers on board and one escaped unhurt.