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Two sisters die in a road traffic accident

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Two sisters of the same family of Kasama have died in a road traffic accident in Nseluka area along the Kasama-Mbala road.

This is after their vehicle lost control and overturned claiming the lives of the two sisters of Kasama as they travelled for a church conference yesterday.

Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Northern Region Manager, Martin Mumba, has confirmed the sad development in Kasama.

Mumba said the accident happened yesterday around 05:00 hours after Misheck Kalima, who was driving a Toyota Corolla registration Number BAB 4262, lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speed and overturned.

He has identified the deceased as Suwilanji Namwinga 24 and Mengo Namwinga 26, who died on the spot after suffering head injuries.

He said the vehicle was extensively damaged while the driver sustained general body pains.

Mumba explained that two passengers, Mercy Chanda aged 23, of new town in Kasama and Kennedy Silavwe 33, of Senga Hill sustained general body pains.

While the two sustained fatal head injuries and died on the spot after the speeding car they were in overturned on their way to Senga Hill around 05:00 hours yesterday.

Mengo Namwinga, 27 and her younger sister, Suwilanji Namwinga, 23 were members of the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Ipusukilo church in Kasama.

It is believed that the younger sibling, Suwilanji had just began shooling as first year student at Kwame Nkrumah University under the school of Business.

She completed her secondary school from Kabundi secondary school in Chingola, in 2019 while her elder sister, Mengo was a former pupil of Kasenda Primary school in Kasama and got married in 2021.

Mengo was a devoted choir member of the Kasama Ipusukilo Angels UCZ Choir as she was fondly referred to as ‘bana Director’ and has left behind her husband and a child.

Mumna added that the RTA is conducting investigations to ascertain the cause of the accident.

– Lilayi Radio


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