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Truck driver shocked to discover passenger is dead after reaching drop off point

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A truck driver received the shock of his life when his passenger couldn’t wake up from his sleep upon reaching his destination in Kafue, Zambia, reports Kafue Times.

Gift Katyamba (40) died in his sleep in a truck that he had asked for a lift from Pemba to Kafue where he lived.

Kafue Officer In Charge, Jason Lungu confirmed the incident and said the family has since been notified and that police do not suspect any foul play but the actual cause of death will have to be established.

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The incident happened when the deceased sought for a lift from Pemba to Kafue, and was reported to have been sick.

Conrad Chilala, one of the neighbours, said that Katyamba had travelled to Pemba to visit his relatives and was not too well at the time.

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On his way back, he was said to have taken a nap on the truck and the driver only realised that he could not wake up when they arrived in Kafue.

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A witness, Richard Wamundila, who was at the police station when the truck driver went to report the sudden death said the trucker was visibly traumatized.

“The driver was traumatized. I was at the station when they brought in the body. It was sad to see. I imagined how such a good day easily turn bad in a flash like that,” said Wamundila.

The body of the deceased was taken to Kafue General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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