21 November 2012

Zambia: Burnt Kitwe Woman Dies

A WOMAN of Kitwe who was severely burnt in a Zesco substation has died.

Kitwe Central Hospital (KCH) public relations officer Grey Chishimba confirmed the death of Grace Mwakanamwinga of house number 892 Old Ndeke Township who died at the weekend.

Ms Mwakanamwinga strayed into a secured substation near St Martin's School in Parklands where she met her fate last week

Zesco technicians had to break the lock of the substation to rescue Ms Mwakanamwinga who was screaming in pain after being torched by electricity.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man who chopped off his private parts and ripped open his abdomen and later attempted to chop off his head has been moved from the Intensive Care Unit.

Chris Shapi of Kitwe's Ipusukilo Township was last week admitted to KCH Intensive Care Unit where he was battling for his life after attempting to chop off his head.

Mr Shapi, like in the first attempt when he chopped off his private parts, used a knife while a spoon was found in his intestines which were ripped open.

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