Mwense, December 6, 2019, ZANIS ----- A 14 – year old boy of Lubunda chiefdom in Mwense District of Luapula province has died on the spot after he was knocked down by a speeding vehicle.

ZANIS reports that Luapula province police commissioner, Elias Chushi, who confirmed the accident in Mwense, said the accident happened on Wednesday December 4, 2019 around 12:45 hours at Kapakala village, 100 metres north of Mwense roundabout on Mwense-Mwansabombwe road.

The accident involved a Toyota Spacio car registration number ACR 9468 driven by George Katebe aged 41 of Shingwe village of chief Kashiba's area.

Mr Chushi disclosed that  the driver was going in the northern direction and due to excessive speed hit a juvenile pedestrian Gabriel Mwila of Shimaliya village who was walking on the left side of the road.

The police chief explained that due to the impact of the accident, the pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and died on the spot.

The driver of the vehicle has since been detained at Mwense police station while the body has been deposited in the District hospital mortuary.