Man dies in Lusaka train accident


One person has died after a vehicle he was traveling in was hit by a Goods Train at the Junction near Lusaka’s Kamwala Remand Correctional Facility.

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lusaka said the deceased was identified as Isaac Masuka, aged 22, of Jack compound.

Mwale said the deceased was on board a Mitsubishi Canter light truck bearing registration number ABJ 6207 driven by Lucky Sichilo, aged 21, also of Jack compound in Lusaka.

“The accident happened on April 18, 2023 around 13:00 hours at the Railway Crossing near Kamwala Remand Correctional Facility when the driver of the Light truck who was driving towards Kamwala Remand Correctional Facility failed to give way to the Goods Train which was moving towards the southern direction from the Railway Station,” he said.

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Mwale said the driver of the Light truck sustained minor injuries while his motor vehicle was extensively damaged.

He said the driver was arrested and currently awaiting to be formally charged.

“The body of the deceased was deposited in the University Teaching Hospitals mortuary waiting for postmortem and burial,” Mwale said.

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