A 40 year old man of Luangwa district has died after being blown up into pieces by an object suspected to be a grenade.
Zambia Police Public Relations Officer Esther Katongo tells Byta FM that Police in Luangwa District received a report of sudden and unnatural death in which Elias Phiri died instantly after he tempted to check for gold in an object suspected to be a grenade.
“The deceased is reported to have gone in the bush, North East of Luangwa Bridge approximately 1.2 Kilometers up hills of the Luangwa River to cut some trees and whilst there, came across an object which he suspected to be containing gold,” explains Katongo.
“He hit it with an axe and it exploded and the flagment injured him severely cutting his left palm, causing severe wounds on his right palm while the intestines were ripped off and had deep wounds on both thighs.”
Katongo says the axe used was also damaged.
“The grenade also damaged some trees at the scene of the fatal incident,” states Katongo.
“The scene has been visited and the body has been picked and relatives intend to bury the remains without postmoterm being conducted.”
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