Allegations have emerged how three people have died on the spot while three others are hospitalized after they were allegedly poisoned by a daily employee at Nyingo rural health centre in Latoya village of Kalabo district in Western Province.
And Police have launched a manhunt for the suspect identified as Nyambe Lienda of unknown age.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said the suspect is reported to have administered a drug to the six females Saturday at about 14:00 hours on pretext that the drug was able to cure all ailments.
He said after taking the drug, three people identified as Nosiku Biemba, Namushi Nyambe and Sibeso Biemba died the same day while three others Liyoyelo Nyambe (51), Namakau Nyambe (66) and Manawa Kalumbu (52) are still hospitalized at Kalabo District Hospital.
She said the drug used has not yet been ascertained.
Meanwhile Katongo said the suspect is on the run and a manhunt has been launched.
Katongo has also appealed to those who could have information on the whereabouts of the suspect to report to any nearest Police.
Source : Mwebantu