Police in Kalumbila district are looking for an unknown person who hit and killed a cyclist in a hit and run accident that happened on the Kasempa- Mutanda road in Kalumbila district.
North-western Province Commissioner of Police Hudson Namachila confirmed the death of Markson Sungayi 31, who sustained cuts on the mouth, head and suspected to have fractured both legs and died on the spot.
Mr Namachila said Sungayi of Sungayi village in Chief Mumena’s area was hit by an unknown driver who was driving an unknown motor vehicle as he was riding his bicycle on the opposite direction around 20:00 hours last night.
He said the body of the deceased is lying in Solwezi General Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Mr Namachila disclosed that a manhunt has been launched for the unidentified driver who is yet to be charged for causing death by dangerous driving.
In a related incident, a 27 year old man of Ngumbo village in senior chief Kalilele’s area died after being run over by an unknown motor vehicle on the Solwezi-Chingola road.
Mr Namachila said Lewis Ngumbo was hit by a motor vehicle that was going in the same direction after the unidentified driver failed to keep to his lane.
He said Ngumbo had a crushed head, sustained deep cuts on the buttocks and a broken left leg adding that the body is lying in Solwezi General Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.