A one YEAR and nine months old baby has died on the spot after he was run over by a truck loaded with copper in Shiwangàndu district of Muchinga Province.
ZANIS reports that both Both Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Godwin Phiri and Shiwangàndu District Commissioner Evelyn Kangwa confirmed the incident in separate interviews, today.
Mr. Phiri says the incident happened when driver of DAF truck registration number T939CUG with horse registration number T79BBC a Tanzanian Khalfan Chambo aged 25 run over a male juvenile Eustus Sichitalwe while he was playing under the truck when it was parked.
He adds that the child who died on the spot after the accident sustained fatal head injuries while the vehicle had no damages.
The Police Commissioner said that Driver of the said vehicle has since been detained at Shiwangàndu Police Station while the vehicle has been impounded.
And Shiwangàndu District Commissioner Evelyn Kangwa said that the accident happened on Thursday around 08:30hrs at the market square were the mother of the deceased child was selling.
Ms. Kangwa said that the juvenile accident victim has since been buried.