A 16 year old grade eleven pupil of Chadiza Secondary School has died after being hit with a javelin stick during inter-house competitions.
Sharon Phiri sustained a serious deep cut on her back of the head after being hit with a javelin by a named grade twelve pupil on Tuesday.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Grace Chipalila confirmed the accident yesterday and said Sharon died at St Francis Mission Hospital on Wednesday after sustaining a serious injury that caused brain damage
Chipalila said the girl was hit with a javelin after she attempted to cross the pitch were the game was being played.
She said Sharon was part of the group that was on the running track racing but when she got tired she decided to cross over the pitch where she met her fate.
She said police have since instituted inquiry to establish what really caused the accident adding that the body of the decease was lying at the same hospital awaiting postmortem.
“She failed to complete the race and she decided to stop.When she stopped she was crossing over to the other side of the pitch when apparently she was stabbed on her back of the head with a javelin stick. She was rushed to St Francis Mission Hospital where she died yesterday(Wednesday).She said.