An 11-year-old grade six pupil of Ndola in neighboring Zambia is in a critical condition at Arthur Davies hospital after a goods train ran over when when he fell off a wagon.
The boy failed to hold on to the wagon and fell, in the process, a goods train ran over him, crushing his hands.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Elias Chushi has confirmed the accident and said the boy, who is a pupil at Kaunga Primary School, wanted to ride on the train to reach him near home on Wednesday around 12:00 hours.
He said victim sustained crushed hands and his condition is critical and is admitted to Arthur Davison Hospital in Ndola.
â€śPolice in Ndola received a report of a Train Incident in which an eleven-year-old Grade six pupil at Kaunga Primary School, Chisamba Village in Chief Chiwalaâ€™s Area, Ndola District has been admitted to Arthur Davison Hospital where he is nursing serious injuries, after falling off a moving Zambia Railways goods train No.421 driven by Munyau Bafana,â€ť Mr Chushi said.
â€śYesterday, Wednesday around 12:00 hours, Helper Chibuye was going home from school when he hitched a ride on the goods train, which was moving from North to South with a view to disembark at Chisamba Village, near his home located 2 Km from the school. Unfortunately, he failed to cling on to the wagon and fell off on the railway and was run over by the train.â€ť
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