By DELPHINE ZULU-
TWO people from the same family on Sunday died on the spot, while five others sustained injuries after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned along the Kisasa-Masele road in Solwezi.
Police spokesperson Charity Chanda identified the deceased as Charity Fumpa aged 26 and Joyce Kanyungula aged 17.
She said the accident occurred on Sunday around 14:00 hours when the Toyota Spacio they were travelling in registration number ATB 43 overturned along Kisasa-Masele road in Solwezi.
Ms Chanda said three of the injured persons were biological children of the deceased, while two others are relatives aged 14 and 17.
“The deceased, Ms Fumpa was with her three children in the same vehicle and are among those that sustained serious injuries, while the other two are family members,” Ms Chanda said.
She said the car was being driven by Ms Fumpa’s husband who disappeared from the accident scene.
Ms Chanda said all the injured persons were admitted to Solwezi General Hospital and the deceased bodies were lying in the same hospital mortuary waiting for postmortem.
“We are appealing to members of the public in Solwezi who may know the whereabouts of the driver to report him to any nearest police station or post as he is still on the run,” she said.