Three pupils died on the spot yesterday after being hit by a motor vehicle along the Mpongwe-Luanshya road in the Copperbelt province.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga disclosed that the accident occurred yesterday around 17:20 hours at Chintala area along the Mpongwe-Luanshya road.
Ms. Katanga said the driver Andrew Chikonde 28, a lecturer at the Copperbelt University lost control of the Toyota Chaser registration number ALH 3209, and consequently hit the three children, killing all of them on the spot.
She said Chikonde lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speed.
The three deceased children have been identified as Dainess Kawanga 11, Francis Chintala and Cecilia Chintala, who were twins aged 9.
She explained that Dainess sustained head injuries which Francis and Cecilia sustained general body injuries.
Ms. Katanga said a mob later descended on the motor vehicle burning it to ashes.
She said no arrest has been made in connection with the incident.
She noted that due to security concerns, the driver of the motor vehicle, who sustained a cut on the head, has been relocated to a Kitwe health facility along with his two passengers who also sustained minor injuries.