Two students from Chancellor College of the University of Malawi have died in a car accident that happened early hours of Thursday, police have confirmed.
According to Eastern Region Police Headquarters publicist, Inspector Thomeck Nyaude, the 5-seater car was carrying 9 people.
Toyota Corolla registration number MC5313 hit a pole near her house and overturned several times.
The accident happened at Zomba Anglican Theological College which is along the road to Chancellor College Campus.
According to the police and Chancellor College Registrar’s Office the deceased, who were studying Bachelor of Arts in Humanities are Pilirani Chonde,19, from Chikumba Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chaza in Lilongwe and Anthony Kambauwa from Ntcheu District.
First aiders battled to try and save the students but they were pronounced dead at the scene.
Other injured students are Dingiswayo Moyo, Winnie Ndovie, Mirriam Nyirongo and four others who were not yet identified because they are in a coma in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Zomba Central Hospital.
A cousin to Pilirani Chonde, who asked not to be named, paid tribute to her.
She said: “Pilirani was a really lovely girl. She was always so full of life and really happy. She was always smiling.”
Another student at Chanco said: “I only saw her yesterday. We are all in shock; I can’t understand how this could happen to someone who had so much in front of her.”
A friend of Kambauwa also paid tribute: “This isn’t something we are going to get over easily. It’s going to be in our hearts for a long time.”
Meanwhile, two Electricity Supply Cooperation of Malawi (ESCOM) employees died on while two others are battling for their lives at Nkhotakota district hospital after the motor vehicle they were travelling in overturned two times in Nkhotakota.
The horror accident occurred on Saturday at Pendwe village in the area of traditional authority (T/A) Kanyenda in Nkhotakota.
The accident involved a Toyota Hilux pickup, registration number BR 3371 belonging to ESCOM which was being driven by Justice Chawinga (34) of Khowoya village traditional authority (T/A) Batumi in Rumphi.
Soon after reaching Pendwe village, Chawinga travelling from Dwangwa heading towards Nkhotakota boma failed to negotiate a sharp corner resulting to the overturning of the motor vehicle two times before it rested on a tree.
Flyson Brown (31) and Henry Kaliati (40) died on spot while the driver and LacksonPheula (31) sustained serious head injuries and were instantly rushed to Nkhotakota district hospital.
According to Nkhotakota traffic police officer Owen Chikwakwa, postmortem has shown that the two died due to serious head injuries.”
The deceased Flyson Brown (31) and Henry Kaliati (40) were from Kalaundi village in the area of traditional authority (T/A) Chikowi in Zomba and Muriya in Mulanje respectively.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :