Ten people have died in a road accident while three others are battling for their lives at Karonga district hospital when the truck they were travelling in overturned at Tenethe area which is along Chitipa M1 road in the northern border district of Malawi on Thursday night.
Karonga Police Spokes Person Enock Rivasoni confirmed that a driver and eight passengers died on the spot and one is receiving treatment at Mzuzu Central hospital.
According to Rivasoni, the driver Mathews Kaliwa 63 of Mvula village Traditional Authority Kanyenda in Nkhotakota district was driving a Siku Transport truck registration number SA 7996 horse and trailer SA6773 which carried metal bars with 13 passengers, failed to negotiate a bend and overturned two times.
“It was on Thursday night when a Siku Truck which carried metal bars including people on top overturned two times….as a result the driver and other eight people died on the spot while other four were rushed to our main district hospital and officials there quickly referred one of them to Mzuzu central hospital where he died upon arrival,” said Rivasoni.
“Some of the dead bodies have been identified while others are still at our hospital waiting for their relatives,” he added.
In a related development. on Tuesday one person died and 11 others suffered critical injuries in a minibus accident which occurred at Mlale area in Karonga along M1 road.
It is believed the acident was caused by dangerous driving.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :