Man killed in hit and run accident

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Man killed in hit and run accident

Solwezi, August 7,2014, ZANIS…….A 31-year- old man of Manyinga district has died on the spot after being knocked down by a speeding vehicle in a hit and run accident on the Manyinga-Kabompo road.

The deceased has been identified as David Kawina of Mandanji village in Senior chief Sikufele’s area.

Northwestern province deputy commissioner of police Michael Nkaka confirmed the accident to ZANIS in Solwezi today.

Mr Nkaka said Kawina who was a pedestrian was hit by unknown vehicle and died on the spot from serious head and body injuries.

He said the unknown driver is currently on the run and police have since launched a manhunt.

In a related development, police have recovered a decomposed body of a 23 –year- old man found floating in the Kifubwa river in Solwezi district.

Mr Nkaka said police and fire brigade officers retrieved the body yesterday .

He said the deceased has been identified by a relative as Winston Bwalya who came visiting from Lukwesa village of Chief Kafwimbi’s area in Mwense district of Luapula province.

The deputy police commissioner said Bwalya was reported missing from home on 28th July 2014 by his cousin Mary Kapaba.

He said Bwalya is suspected to have gone swimming because he was just found in an under wear.

Mr Nkaka said no foul play is suspected and the body has since been buried due to its decomposed state.