9 more arrested in connection with gassing

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By Staff Writer
Police have apprehended nine (09) more suspects in connection with incidences of chemical spraying being experienced in some parts of the Country.

This brings the total number of suspects connected to chemical spraying to 25, Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed.

Meanwhile, police received a report of suspected chemical spraying at Libala’s Lusakasa Primary School in Lusaka alleged to have happened today 24th February, 2020 between 08 00 hours and 09 00 hours.

Ms Katongo said it is alleged that a grade eight (08) class was gassed by unknown persons and that one teacher and a pupil were taken to a medical facility for examination.

“It was also reported that after the pupils were told to knock off by School authorities, some concerned parents after receiving the report of alleged gassing at the school took their children to the medical facility in Chilenje for examination bringing the number of those examined at the Hospital to nine (09) as at 13 00 hours. We are still waiting for a report on findings from medical personnel.

“In another development, a male adult of Nchelenge District in Luapula Province identified as John Mwango aged 40 of Chilongoshi Village in Chief Kambwali died after he was struck by lightning on 24th February, 2020 around 06 00 hours. The body is at St Paul’s Mission Hospital mortuary awaiting burial,” she said.

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