Bodies of boat tragedy taken to Mzuzu as Rumphi morgue broke down 3 years ago

Bodies of people killed in the Rumphi boat accident have been taken to Mzuzu  Hospital morgue because a mortuary  at Rumphi Hospital has not been operatioal since 2014.

Dead bodies taken Mzuzu as there is no cold room in Rumphi

Rumphi Hospital spokesperson Bwanaloli Mwamulimwa has said the mortuary at the facility  needs an overhaul and a lot of money to maintain it.

He said in addition, the mortuary was designed to take two bodies at a time.

Mlowe CCAP clergy, Reverend Maxwell Mwamanya whose church was hit by the disaster said two bodies are yet to be identified.

He said some bodies were buried before they could be identified because they were in very bad state.

Malawi Defense Force  soldiers and officers from the Marine Department are still searching for 10 missing people out of the 79 people who boarded the fateful boat on Easter Sunday which has so far killed six people.

A 61 year old Gresham Kondowe said he survived the accident by clinging on to a bag of flour.

Opposition Leader Lazarus Chakwera said the only solution to the persistent boat accidents in Lake Malawi is a very good network of roads in the north.

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13 thoughts on “Bodies of boat tragedy taken to Mzuzu as Rumphi morgue broke down 3 years ago”

  1. grand says:

    malawi government is full of commedy

  2. Phillimon says:

    Mp should do that amapita chipatala chakuti chitukuko akupanga ndichiti ndalama zambili akulandira nchito yake iti akumpoto tizichangamuka pochitha zinthu not kungoti boma MP ayambepo kupanga zothandiza dela not kumangodya weka ndakazi ake ndi ana ake sinthawi yopanga ndale ndithawi yoti zinchito zamanja anu zikuchitireni umboni

  3. Petro says:

    Our government please put the lives of the people first. Development only in the mouth. We need action.

  4. sazilala mbuno says:

    do we have offshore guards who are trained to swim for rescuin pipo. a mw amatanganidwa ndi bhuno a pa joni ndi kayerekera. zatithandiza cani, mwangodyapo ndlama. amakuonani ma bwana ombwambwana mpakuti ndi a monkey , brain ya u monkey ndiyetu. lelo mukuyamba zopopa madzi mu lake mw. madzi ose mukapopamo kusala ncenga nde wanthu azizayenda coseta anyani inu SIMBI wangobulika poyerayera sitinkamuziwa mu mbili ya kwathu kuno= ma dhilo okha oka.koma ndithu mwambi oti kupita ndi nvula ya ciwawa suunama eti. ku mpoto kongoti ziii, nditi ziitu. ndithu nose muli vwiii olo kutimangilako olo wafumbi cabe.lelo muti mwayamba ma ID mayo ine nde ma bwana atakate mpaka VISION 2020 HEALTH FOR ALL NOT DEATH.
    ZOSE MMANGOPANGA OPANDA VISION= NO STRATEGY.
    NANGA ZA DUAL CITIZENSHIP NOVEMBER SIWADUSA?????????????koma basi zungo thoooooo

  5. BIMA says:

    MY FELLOW MALAWIANS TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

    MAJOR 1 Phd FOR PRESIDENCY COME 2019
    AND BEYOND THE REST
    IS /WILL BE A BIG RISK/MISTAKE

  6. Dum Magulajena. says:

    An accident is an accident no matter from prayers when it occurs no one can dream about it.

    1. kanchenga says:

      Wrong most accidents can be avoided. It is mostly selfishness incompetence and negligence that results in accidents. Calmness and patience on the part of the passengers and greed on the part of the operator was all that was required to avoid this. On the other hand our politicians have not helped matters of transportation in this area.

  7. Independent Diplomat says:

    Ndikadzakhala MP wanu ndidzachita zimenezo. This is a sign that there is a sleep-walking MP. bUSY. pHOKOSO BASI !!

    1. kanchenga says:

      No it is a sleeping government not MP . We don’t pay taxes to MPs Parliamentarians job is not to implement country development projects. This is what the foolish governments tell you and know you will believe them because of ignorance. Where do you expect the MP to get cash to build permanent roads in those escarpment. May be you don’t know the area well. It requires a national road project not seasonal roads

  8. MANYI says:

    How many mortuaries /cold rooms could have been repaired
    By that money which was
    Packed in a pillow case of
    Mfiti chaponda ??

    How many ambulances
    Which are grounded in our
    Hospitals could have been
    Serviced using that money ??

  9. gibbbbbbo says:

    very sad

  10. mtete says:

    This is very sad. A district hospital without a mortuary?

  11. CH IN GALS says:

    HOW MANY MORTUARIES / COLD ROOMS CAN WE
    REPAIR USING THE MONEY KEPT IN PILLOW CASES BY MFITI CHAPONDA ??

    HOW MANY DECENT PASSENGER BOATS CAN THAT
    MONEY BUY FOR SMOOTH AND SAFE MOVEMENTS
    OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS A LONG THE
    LAKESHORE ?,?

    DO WE HAVE TRAFFIC POLICE (MARINE POLICE ) ON
    OUR WATERS ??

    IF NOT THEN WE ARE STILL VERY FAR ,,

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