FIVE choir members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Solwezi have died while 13 others have been left injured in a road accident that occurred today.
The Solwezi West Mission District Choir members were travelling to Kitwe for an album launch when their bus overturned on the Solwezi-Chingola road after a tyre burst around 07:00 hours a few kilometres away from Solwezi town.
Seventh Day Adventist Church Copperbelt Conference music director pastor Angel Chipulu said those killed were two females and three males between the age of 20 and 30.
“The Bus overturned after it had a Tyre burst, the choir members were heading to Kitwe for the Album Launch organized by Kitwe North Mission District, those injured are in stable condition and the bodies of the deceased are lying in the mortuary at Solwezi General Hospital,” said pastor Chipulu.
He said the names of the dead would be released when their relatives were officially informed.