Fuel dealer dies from burns

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Elias Chushi

JACKSON MAPAPAYI writes
@sunzambian
A 23-YEAR-OLD man of Katandano area in Solwezi district has died after being burnt as he was decanting petrol from a container.

North-western province commissioner of police, Elias Chushi, who confirmed the sad development identified the deceased as Hastings Kawanga.
He said the incident on Friday around 19:00 hours in Katandano area in a shop when the victim was decanting petrol from a container.
“Unfortunately, his friend by the name of James Chikanta lit a candle and suddenly a huge flame engulfed the man,” he said.
Mr Chushi said the friend managed to escape but Kawanga could not and sustained multiple burns and was later rushed to Solwezi Heneral Hospital where he was admitted.
“But, he later died on Sunday afternoon from the wounds,” he said.

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