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Two die in road accident in KK

Written by  Anjoya Mwanza

Nkhotakota, December 4, 2017: Two people have died and one has been seriously injured following a car accident along M5 road in Nkhotakota District.

Nkhunga Police Station in Dwangwa, through its Public Relations Officer Ignatius Esau confirmed the development, saying the accident occurred on Saturday, December 2, 2017 near Kasitu Trading Centre.

Esau identified the deceased as 61 year old Lidson Zimba of Malamba Village and a Mrs. Chimunda of Luswuzi Village both from Traditional Authority Kafuzira in the district.

The PRO explained that the deceased were travelling in a Toyota Sienta registration number BT 9740 which was being driven by Yamikani Munthali on their way to Dwangwa when the accident occurred.

“The driver was overtaking a Siku truck and he ended up hitting a seven year old boy who was riding a bicycle across the road from the right to the left hand side.

“In an attempt to avoid a head on collision with a motor vehicle from the opposite direction, the driver lost control of the motor vehicle and went to the nearside where it came to a halt  by its roof after overturning several times,” he said.

Esau added that the impact resulted to the death of the two, whereas the pedal cyclist sustained serious injuries and was referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe for further treatment.

Preliminary investigations by the police indicate the driver of the vehicle who is currently on the run was at fault and according to the police when arrested, he will face charges of causing death by reckless or negligent driving, contrary to Section 126 of the Road Traffic Act.

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