Woman 80 burnt by bush fire
By Staff Writer
An-80-year-old woman of Masaiti has died after she was severely burnt by bush fires.
The victim identified as Tera Mario of Chiluka village of Masaiti died after she was burnt by bush fires and sustained multiple burns all over her body.
Copperbelt Police Acting Commanding Officer Sharon Zulu said that on July 28, 2022 in the morning the victim who lived alone in a thatched house went on a drinking spree at a nearby tavern.
Ms Zulu said later in the afternoon around 15:00hrs she left the place in a drunken state and on her way home suspectedly after noticing the bush fire spreading towards her home she decided to use a short cut.
She said in the process the victim was caught by the fire and got burned thereby sustaining multiple burns.
Ms Zulu said she was only discovered around 18.00hrs by Frazer Moyo lying along a path to her home while screaming in pain.
“The old woman sadly died whilst locals people were making arrangements to take her to the Hospital. Police visited the crime scene and found the victim with multiple burns all over her body and a large area within the village was burnt by bush fires . The source of the fire is not known .No foul play was Suspected hence relatives requested to bury without conducting postmortem. Inquiry file opened,” she said.