A ZAMBIAN Student has died while another is in a critical condition after a road traffic accident in India.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to India JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA says the Mission has received the information with deep sorrow over the demise of a Zambian national, PETER MWAMBA, a 3rd year Civil Engineering Student, in a tragic road traffic accident.
The High Commissioner says the deceased was in the company of his colleague, DENNIS MUSUKWA, a 3rd yr Pharmacy Student, who is in a critical condition.
Mrs. KAPIJIMPANGA says the two students are all from PARUL University in VADODARA, GUJARAT State, India.
She says the accident occurred around 19:00 hours Indian time (15:30 hours Zambian time) on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
The High Commissioner says information shows that the students were hit by a truck in a hit -and -run tragedy as they were on a motorcycle.
Mrs. KAPIJIMPANGA says a good Samaritan by the name of ISHY took the accident victims to the hospital.
She says the Mission has dispatched an officer to get more information in GUJARAT State, about ONE Thousand Kilometres away from the Indian capital NEW DELHI, and help in anyway necessary.
Mrs. KAPIJIMPANGA says the Zambian Mission in NEW DELHI and the students populace in India are deeply saddened by the untimely accident and has since urged the families to remain strong in the trying moment of difficulty as the students were promising.
This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in NEW DELHI, India, BANGWE NAVILEY.