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Brighton Sinkala, 53, Killed in Car Accident

Brighton Sinkala, a well-known comedian, was killed, 53, in a car accident, according to the police

Brighton Sinkala, a senior health promotion worker for the Ministry of Health, passed away in Kabwe General Hospital after being hurt in a car accident.

Mr. Sinkala, a well-known comedian, was killed in an accident that happened this morning at around 6:00 a.m. on Great North Road close to Mulungushi Bridge.

In a statement to Mwebantu, Central Province Police Commanding Officer Daniel Moola acknowledged the occurrence.

“Involved in the accident were Brighton Sinkala 53 a comedian of  Lusaka who was driving a Mercedes Benz car registration  number AID 6019 from North to South directions with one passenger on board Musa Yusuf aged 78yrs of Ndola.

Another vehicle was a Nissan bus registration  number 6321AA25 which was been driven by Rashid Shabani aged 47 of  Tanzania from South to North directions with 45 passengers on board and a freight liner truck registration number BCC4195 and AEB 2641 which was stationed on the middle of the road due to a break down whose driver was Sakala Emmanuel aged 43 yrs of hse # A25 garden house house Lusaka ” Mr Moola said.

 

According to him, Mr. Sinkala’s high speed caused him to strike a stationary vehicle before spinning out and colliding with a bus that was traveling in the opposite direction.

“Due to the impact the first motor vehicle rested on  the left side off the road.The driver of the first motor vehicle sustained painful right arm and general body pains,his passenger had painful swollen left leg,back and chest pains.All passengers from the bus escaped unhurt.The first motor vehicle was extensively damaged,the second motor vehicle had front right bumper and fender damaged while the third vehicle had damaged rear right bumper and lights,” he said.

Mr Moola the body of the deceased is in Kabwe Central Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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