Kasama, September 04, 2017, ZANIS—Seven people have perished while thirty-seven others are admitted to Kasama General Hospital after being involved in a road traffic accident in Mungwi district in Northern Province.
Northern Province Permanent Secretary Jobbicks Kalumba confirmed the indent to ZANIS in Kasama, shortly after visiting the accident victims at Kasama general hospital today.
Dr. Kalumba said the accident happened last evening along the NSELUKA- KAYAMBI road in Mungwi district.
He explained that the victims met their fate after a light canter truck they were in lost control and overturned, with six of them dying on the spot.
The PS however said another victim also died upon arrival at Kasama general hospital.
Dr. Kalumba added that the deceased persons who were all females have since been deposited in Kasama general hospital mortuary awaiting postmodern and burial.
Meanwhile Dr. Kalumba has described the condition of the other accident victims currently admitted to Kasama general hospital as stable.
He has since thanked the health workers for their quick response and care.
Dr. Kalumba described the incident as unfortunate, adding that the victims, believed to be choir members of Saint Ann Catholic Church in Kasama district, were returning from a church function that took place in Mungwi district.