FOUR people who include Catholic nuns have died on the spot along the
Chipata-Lundazi road in Lundazi District.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya confirmed yesterday
the accident which happened at Kampondo area around 11:00 hours on
Mr Chilufya said the accident happened when a driver Isaac Phiri 27,
whilst carrying four people on board driving Toyota Ipsum registration
number ALC 7695 lost control after hitting into a cyclist.
“The fatal road traffic accident (RTA) occurred around 11:
00hrs at Kampondo area along Lundazi- Chipata road. Involved was a
Toyota Ipsum reg.No.ALC 7695 driven by Isaac Phiri aged 27yrs whilst
carrying five passengers. He hit into a cyclist and in the process the
vehicle lost control and overturned,” he said.
Mr Chilufya identified the decease as Sister Martha Mwale of Teresian
Sisters and Sister Margret Botha of Sisters of John the Baptist all of
Janet Phiri, a teacher at Lundazi Day SecondarySchool and
Enestiner Jere who are both Catholic also died on the spot.
He said the cyclist survived but with bodily injuries and was
currently admitted to Lumezi Hospital.
And Chipata Catholic Diocese Pastoral Coordinator Fr Gabriel Nyoni has
expressed shock at the sudden death of the two sisters and two other
He has further revealed that the late Sr Martha will be buried
Today at Chassa Parish in Sinda while the body of Sr Margret will be
taken to Kitwe for burial after requiem mass at St Annes Cathedral