Two student Catholic priests of Luawo Mission in Mwinilunga District died on the spot after the vehicle they were in overturned along Mutanda-Mwinilunga road yesterday.
Northwestern Province Police Chief Fabian Katiba who confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Solwezi today named the deceased as Augustine Mabila, 24 and Stanley Mukuka, 26, both of Luawo mission in Mwinilunga district.
Mr Katiba said Mukuka sustained serious head and body injuries while Mabila had his head crushed.
He said the accident happened around 14:40 hours at Kayonge area in Solwezi after a driver of a Toyota hilux registration number AAZ 3170 lost control and overturned several times.
Mr Katiba said the driver of the vehicle, Collins Zulu, 29, also a catholic priest of Luawo mission, escaped with internal body injuries and is currently admitted in Solwezi General Hospital.
The bodies of the deceased are in Solwezi General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.
[ ZANIS ]