A 75 year old woman has been burnt to death in Kang’wena area of Mushindamo district, in North-western Province, as she was trying to cross a burning bush.
North-western Province Commissioner of Police, Hudson Namachila, confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview.
Mr Namachila identified the victim as Masalina Yotamu, a 75 year old woman, who met her fate as she tried to cross the burning bush slowly using a walking stick for support.
He said the incident occurred on July 3rd, 2019 between 13:30 hours and 14:00 hours in the afternoon.
The Police Commissioner added that because of her status, she failed to cross the bush on time, and was eventually caught in the fire which spread at fast rate, and sadly burnt to death.
Mr Namachila added that the police officers who visited the scene found the body severely burnt and have advised the relatives to bury the remains, as no foul play was suspected.