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Mother loses life, while One year-old battles for life

mother loses life , while her one year-old battles for life after they were hit by a car

A 27-year-old Kapiri-Mposhi lady who was crossing the street while carrying a one-year-old infant on her back was killed when she was struck by a moving vehicle.

While her mother, named as Jennipher Moyo, was placed in the hospital morgue, her infant is sadly fighting for its life in Kapiri-Mposhi district hospital due to injuries.

According to David Chileshe, the commissioner of police for the Central Province, who verified the tragic incident to Mwebantu, the accident happened yesterday at or around 00:00 along Great North Road in the Kashikishi area.

“Ms Moyo whilst carrying a one year old baby on her back died after being hit by a vehicle Toyota Vitz while her baby sustained injuries as she was crossing the road. The unregistered vehicle was being driven by Salale Richard aged 44 of Meanwood Chamba Valley, Lusaka. The accident happened on January 14th, 2023 around 20:00 hours along the Great North road at Kashikishi area. The baby is admitted to Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital while the body of the deceased is lying in the same hospital awaiting postmortem,” he said.

Meanwhile, a hit-and-run accident claimed the life of a 35-year-old Kapiri-Mposhi man.

Aswell Mukoka passed away after being struck by an unidentified car, whose driver is also unknown because the car never came to a halt.

“The accident happened on January 14,2023 around 23:00 hours along the Kapiri-Ndola road at Kashitu area. The body of the deceased is lying in Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem,” Mr Chileshe confirmed.

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