A 20-year-old man has died in a road accident in which two bicycles collided in Mumbwa’s Nalubunda area.
Central Province Police Commanding officer Brenda Muntemba confirmed the incidence to ZANIS, and said that the accident occurred 45 kilometres south of Mumbwa boma.
Ms. Muntemba said two cyclists involved in the collision were coming from opposite directions,when they hit into each other leaving one of them dead after being pierced by bicycle metal parts.
The deceased has been identified as Hastings Lutonga, 20, of Kakuwa village in Chief Moono’s Domain, whilst the surviving cyclist has been identified as Joseph Musefu, 21,of Shindango village in the same Chiefdom.
The surviving cyclist sustained minor injuries in the mishap, and is currently helping police with further investigations.
Bicycle accidents are not uncommon in the district and have occurred regularly in the peri-urban areras over the past few months.