A 75 year old woman of Maround compound in Senior Chief Tafuna’s area in Mbala has been burnt to death.
Both Mbala District Commissioner, Kedrick Sikombe and Police have confirmed the incident which happened at around 22: 30 hours last night to ZANIS this morning.Burnt hut
Mr. Sikombe identified the old woman as Idah Nakatali.
He said the late Mrs. Nakatali was found dead in a sitting position on a bucket by people who were at the nearby funeral house when they saw smoke coming from her house.
Mr. Sikombe suspects she could have left a lit candle when she went to sleep which sparked the fire.
He said Mrs. Nakatali who was feeling unwell at the time of death was alone in the grass thatched house when it caught fire.
Mr. Sikombe said the body of Mrs. Nakatali is lying in Mbala General Hospital mortuary waiting burial.