A 29 year old truck driver of Kamwala Compound in Chadiza district has died in a road traffic accident along the Chadiza-Mangwe road.
Eastern Province Deputy Police Commissioner, Alfred Nawa confirmed the incident to Breeze News.
Mr. Nawa says that Webison Phiri who was working for JM Truck Company died yesterday around 03 hours in Chadiza district hospital after sustaining a deep cut on the right side of his head and two cuts on the face.
Mr. Nawa says that the accident happened when Phiri who was carrying three passengers in a Volvo Truck was trying to overtake another truck belonging to the same company and lost control forcing the vehicle to overturn about 70 metres off the road.
Mr. Nawa says that the three other passengers were treated at Chadiza district hospital and are out of danger. The vehicle was however extensively damaged.
He says that Phiri’s body is lying in Chadiza district hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and burial.
Meanwhile, police have lunched a manhunt for the killer of a 31 year old man of Tigeza village in Chief Mwasemphangwe’s area in Lundazi district.
Mr. Nawa says that Moffat Mutuka of Tigeze village in Chief Mwasemphangwe’s area was discovered unconscious on the road by people who were passing between Chikupa and Tizadya villages in the early hours of 5th May 2013 and was later rushed to Lundazi district hospital where he died yesterday.
He says that the man, who was in his drunken state is suspected to have been beaten adding that police are looking for the friends he was drinking with to help with investigations.