Man dies in tree cutting episode

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Man dies in tree cutting episode

Solwezi, August 13, 2014, ZANIS….A 34 year- old man of Solwezi district has died on the spot after the  tree he was cutting fell on him.

North Western province deputy commissioner of police Michael Nkaka confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Solwezi today.

Mr Nkaka named the deceased as Amos Sekeletu of Sekeletu village in Chief Kapijimpanga’s area.

He said Sekeletu died from head injuries he sustained when the Kachele tree that he was cutting fell on him.

Meanwhile, two children of the same family have been burnt to death in unclear circumstances.

Mr Nkaka said the incident happened yesterday at Kanjala village in Senior Chief Mujimanzovu’s area in Solwezi district.

He said the two minors Mika Kanjala aged two and one-year seven months old Daniel Kanjala  were left alone by their mother Evelyn Sangachile who went out to fetch water at a nearby stream.

Mr Nkaka said the cause of the fire is not known and police has instituted investigations into the matter.