Catholic nuns, pupils die in road accident

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Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo

FOUR people among them two Catholic Nuns and two pupils have died while four others sustained serious injuries in a road traffic accident which occurred on today on Solwezi-Chingola road.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement said the accident happened around 06:40 hours near Kasapa Secondary School in St Dorothy area in Mushindamo District.
Katongo said accident happened due to excessive speed as the two deceased were crossing the road going to school.
She explained that after hitting the pedestrains, the driver lost control of the motor vehicle, went off the road to the left side where it overturned twice.
“Involved was Paul Mundumbu aged 29, a Catholic Priest based of Solwezi Diocese who whilst driving a Toyota land cruiser registration number ABZ 5470 in the direction of west to east, hit two pedestrians namely Suzan Kalale aged 19, a grade 11 pupil of Kasapa Secondary School and male juvenile Obed Mumpumpe aged 13 of Kasapa area, a grade seven pupil of Kasapa Primary School in Mushindamo District,” Katongo said.
“As a result of the accident, male juvenile Obed Mumpumpe died on the spot, Suzan Kalale died on the way to Solwezi General Hospital, female Yolanda Del Bocanegra aged 65, a Catholic Nun who was a passenger on the Landcruiser sustained severe head injuries and died on the spot while female Immaculee Maloba Lusa aged 38 also a Catholic Nun died upon arrival at Solwezi General Hospital.”
She said bodies of the deceased had been deposited in mortuary at the hospital awaiting postmortem, while surviving victims admitted at the same hospital.
Katongo added that the driver who sustained general body pains was yet to be charged with the offense of causing death by dangerous driving.

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