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Six-month old baby dies in a road accident

Written by  Norah Hanke
“So far, this is the ninth road accident to occur in Mangochi this year (2019) and six people have already lost their lives,” Daudi said “So far, this is the ninth road accident to occur in Mangochi this year (2019) and six people have already lost their lives,” Daudi said

Blantyre, January 17, 2019: A six-month old baby died Wednesday whilst on the back of her mother along Mangochi-Liwonde Road when a Toyota Land cruiser registration number KK 9861 hit the mother who was walking to the same direction.

The incident occurred in the afternoon at Mphwanga Village in Traditional Authority Chimwala along Mangochi-Liwonde Road which is under construction.

Deputy Public Relations Officer for Mangochi Police, Sergeant Amina Tepani Daudi, told Malawi News Agency Thursday the driver was driving from the direction of Liwonde heading Mangochi.

“Upon arrival at Mphwanga Village, due to speeding, he hit a female pedestrian, Patuma Bwanali, aged 22, who had her baby on the back and was walking on the diversion earth road heading same direction.

“Due to the impact, the baby sustained severe head injuries and died on the spot while the mother sustained facial bruises and is admitted to Mangochi District Hospital,” Daudi said.
She added that the driver, Jayson Lallubha, escaped unhurt and the motor vehicle had no damages.

Therefore, police are appealing to drivers and all road users to follow road safety measures at all times to reduce road accidents in the district.

“So far, this is the ninth road accident to occur in Mangochi this year (2019) and six people have already lost their lives,” Daudi said.

Jayson Lallubha hails from Kabango Village in the area of Traditional Authority Somba in Blantyre and will appear before court after investigations are over.

The baby, Hawa James, hailed from Kapyepye Village in Traditional Authority Chimwala in the district.

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