Mansa, November 8, 2019, ZANIS----A one year nine month old baby of Samfya has died after he was hit with a vehicle by his own mother.

Mapalo Kapwasha of Chipushi Village of Samfya District was hit with the Toyota Vitz vehicle registration number AIB 6425 which was being driven by the mother Eletina Banda 28 an immigration Officer.

ZANIS reports that Luapula Province Police Commissioner,  Elias Chushi, said in an interview that the accident happened yesterday November 8, around 10:00 hours.

The accident happened as Banda was reversing the motor vehicle in her yard and in the process ran over the boy with the rear right tyre.

The infant sustained bruises on the forehead and later died at Samfya District Hospital.

The body of the deceased baby has since been deposited at Samfya District Hospital awaiting post-mortem to ascertain the cause of death, while the vehicle has been impounded at Samfya Police Station.