One juvenile dies after car lost control and hit six pedestrians

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———- Irate Chililabombwe residents on Saturday afternoon burnt a Toyota Corolla which lost control along the Chingola- Kasumbalesa road and hit six pedestrian resulting in the death of one juvenile.


The other five people who were hit by the same Toyota Corolla have been hospitalized.


The White Toyota Corolla, registration number ACP 6282 lost control around 12:40 hours hitting the six pedestrians who were standing along the road near PP Zambia area resulting in the death of a seven year old juvenile.


The driver of the vehicle identified as Winter Chilanga, 25, of house number W 418, Lubengele Township in Chililabombwe, ran away for fear of being lynched by onlookers.


The five pedestrians suffered severe injuries and are admitted to Konkola Mine Hospital where they are receiving medical attention.


Police sources said the officers that rushed to the scene were scared by the angry mob which  was brandishing various weapons and by the time the police mobilized themselves, the car was completely gutted.


A truck from one of the local garages that attempted to tow the corolla from the accident scene had its wind screen broken by the mob.


One perpetrator in the setting of the car on fire has since been nabbed and charged with arson while the driver of the vehicle has also been arrested for causing death by dangerous driving.