Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga says the Mission has received the information with deep sorrow over the demise of a Zambian national, Peter Mwaba, a 3rd year Civil Engineering Student, in a tragic road traffic accident.
Mrs. Kapijimpanga said the deceased was in the the company of his colleague, Dennis Musukwa, a 3rd year Pharmacy Student, who is in a critical condition.
She said the two students are both from PARUL University in VADODARA, GUJARAT State, India.
The High Commissioner said the accident occurred around 19:00 hours Indian time (15:30 hours Zambian time) yesterday.
Mrs. Kapijimpanga said information shows that the students were hit by a truck in a hit and run tragedy as they were on a motorcycle adding that a good Samaritan by the name of ISHY took the accident victims to the hospital.
She said the Mission has dispatched an officer to get more information in GUJARAT State, about 1000 Kilometres away from the Indian capital NEW DELHI, and help in anyway necessary.
Mrs. Kapijimpanga said the Zambian Mission in NEW DELHI and the students populace in India are deeply saddened by the untimely accident and has since urged the families to remain strong in the trying moment.
This is contained in a statement issued by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Navile.