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Staff Sergeant Alden Namalongo 34
Staff Sergeant Alden Namalongo

One Zambia Army officer has died another one is nursing injuries in Mwinilunga district hospital after the vehicle they where in plunged into a ditch in Mwinilunga district.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday along the Mwinilunga Solwezi road near Lolo’s lodge.

According to the Deputy commissioner of police for North western province Dr. Fred Mulenga, involved was Staff Sergeant Alden Namalongo 34 of Chindwini barrack in Kabwe who whilst driving a Land cruiser registration number AB 2699 at an excessive speed failed to negotiate a curve and plunged into a ditch.

He disclosed that after plunging into the ditch, the vehicle turned and faced where it was coming from.

“And due to the impact, the driver sustained fatal head injuries and died on the spot while the only male passenger Warrant officer class II, Obedy Siwale of C-company, Chindwin barrack sustained painful left hand,” said Dr. Mulenga.

He said victim has been admitted to Mwinilunga District Hospital while the body of the deceased has also been deposited at Mwinilunga District Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Dr. Mulenga has since warned motorists to desist from lawlessness on roads and avoid unnecessary over speeding.

He disclosed that police in the province will intensify motorised patrols and enforce the traffic regulations in accordance with the existing piece of legislation and anyone found wanting will be dealt with accordingly.


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