A STRAY dog went on rampage on Thursday, biting 21 people in Chingola’s Kapisha township, district medical officer Charles Sakulanda has said.
The victims have received the first dose of treatment at Kabundi clinic.
Angry residents stoned the dog to death and burnt it using tyres.
Dr Sakulanda said the medicine to treat the victims was sourced from Nchanga South Hospital, which is under Konkola Copper Mines.
He appealed to the veterinary department in Chingola to establish if the dog is rabid so that treatment of the victims can be escalated.
Chingola Municipal Council public relations manager George Sichimba said the council and veterinary department will also examine other dogs.
“The report we have is that the dog bit other dogs as well and we want to examine them for rabies,” he said.
Mr Sichimba called on residents to register and vaccinate their dogs and warned that the council would eliminate all stray dogs.
“Any dog that will be found loitering on the streets will be killed by the council officers,” he said.
He said the council is also conducting dog registration to know the number of the pets in the district.