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Five people killed in road accident involving truck in Mchinji

Robert Ngwira
Robert Ngwira

Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:

At least five people have died while two others sustained severe injuries in a road accident on Monday night.

The accident happened at Chikhutu Village along the Mchinji-Lilongwe M12 road and involved two motor vehicles and a pedal-cyclist.

Mchinji Police publicist Limbani Mpinganjira said a Volvo Truck driven by Peter Banda of Yamete Transport, from Chipata District in Zambia, was driving towards the Lilongwe direction and upon arriving at the place, the driver lost control and hit a pedal-cyclist who was also cycling in the same direction, identified as Taulino Mateyu, 25, from Sintiyoni Village, Traditional Authority Zulu in the same district.

Mpinganjira said the driver collided head-on with a Fuso Fighter 4 Tonner motor vehicle that had three passengers on board.

Following the impact, the driver of the Fuso Fighter and the three passengers sustained severe head injuries and multiple fractures and they were all confirmed dead upon arrival at Mchinji District Hospital.

The Volvo Truck driver escaped unhurt while an unidentified man (passenger) sustained head injuries and was confirmed dead upon arriving at Mchinji District Hospital.

The pedal -cyclist sustained a fracture on the right upper arm and is being treated at the District Hospital.

The deceased have been identified as Nelson Mwale (Fuso Fighter driver), 40, from Kawere Village, Traditional Authority Mkanda in Mchinji; Yesaya Ezara, 17, from Timoti Village, Traditional Authority M’duwa; Alex Bisalomu, 47 from Mtsapira Village, Traditional Authority M’duwa and other two unidentified male adults.


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