One person has died in a road traffic accident while four others are nursing their injuries in Mansa General Hospital.
Veronica Bwalya Chungu 54 who is also wife to Mansa Municipal Council Mayor Emmanuel Chungu died after the vehicle she was in overturned due to excessive speed.
Disclosing the incident to ZANIS in Mansa, Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi said the accident happened at Mushikita Village around 13:00 hours yesterday.
Mr Chushi says the driver to the Toyota Hilux registration number BAF 3360 belonging to Mansa Municipal Council identifield as Francis Kamando 48 of Kalikeka Village of Chief Kalasa Lukangaba’s chiefdom lost control due to excessive speeding.
Mr. Chushi says the accident happened when the vehicle was moving from North to South along Mwense Mansa road.
He says Mrs. Chungu sustained serious head injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mansa General Hospital.
Mr. Chushi named the survivors as Cecilia Chungu 30, Davies Kasongo 32 a Council Police Officer and Henrick Songeti 41 and all sustained injuries and are admitted at Mansa General Hospital.
He says the body of the deceased has been taken to Mansa General Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem, while the vehicle has been extensively damaged.