KCM Engineer dies in Solwezi Road RTA

 KCM Engineer dies in Solwezi Road RTA

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An engineer at the  Konkola Copper Mines in Chingola Mubiana Mutumba has died in a Road Traffic Accident that occurred yesterday round 19:50 hours at Kabisapi area along Solwezi-Chingola road.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says Mutumba 46, who was driving a Toyota Corolla registration number AGB 635 along the said road from West to East at high speed whilst overtaking another unknown Motor Vehicle lost control of the vehicle.

Mr Hamoonga said the car went to the opposite lane and collided head on with an oncoming vehicle a Volvo truck registration number ACP 3705 which was being driven by Chrispin Mwadibamba aged 30 of Ndola Chinese complex.

“Brief facts are that the accident happened when the said driver of a Toyota Corolla was driving at an excessive speed  lost control of his vehicle collided head on with an oncoming vehicle, due to the impact of the accident, the driver of a Toyota Corolla died on the spot together with two passengers identified as  Chikalaba Amos a male aged 36 of Mufulira, and Titus Malaya aged 31 of unknown abode while the other passenger of the said vehicle namely Lubanza Dickson a male aged 41 of Kalilele sustained a deep cut on the forehead, suspected fractured left leg and general body pains,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said the driver of the Volvo truck escaped unhurt and the casualty is admitted to Solwezi general hospital.

“The Toyota Corolla was extensively damaged while the Volvo truck had the following damages, deformed front part of the motor vehicle,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said that the bodies of the deceased have since been deposited in Solwezi general hospital mortuary waiting postmortem.