Kalomo residents killed by elephants put to rest

Two people who were killed by a herd of Elephants in Kanchele area of Kalomo District last Sunday have been put to rest.

Ruth Singuwa, 77 and Visco Mushutila 43 were yesterday put to rest in Kanchele village at a funeral witnessed by scores of local villagers, civic and traditional leaders.

The deceased of Kanchele village in Chief Sipatunyana’s area were killed by a herd of Elephants in two separate incidents in the early hours of Sunday.

Government through the Disaster Management And Mitigation Unit (DMMU) under the Office Of The Vice President rendered material and financial support together with the District Administration and local authority to put the deceased to rest.

One elephant has so far been cropped by the department Of National Parks and Wildlife but there are still reports of marauding herds of the Jumbos in the district with traditional leaders calling on relevant authorities to take serious action over the beasts to avert any further animal- human conflict.

Kalomo District Commissioner, Joshua Sikaduli, Deputy Council Chairperson, Davies Mutentwa and Chief Sipatunyana were among the mourners who attended the burial to console the bereaved families.

Ruth Singuwa 77, is survived by Seven children, 78 grandchildren while Visco Mushutila 43, leaves behind a wife and Nine children and a grandchild.