Escom vehicle kills three, two others sustain injuries

Two people have been killed while two others have sustained minor injuries in Balaka district after they were hit by a cruising Electricity Supply Cooperation of Malawi (Escom) vehicle.

According to Balaka Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Joseph Sauka, the accident happened at Chiyendausiku along the Balaka-Liwonde road.

Sauka said the vehicle a Toyota Hillux Double Cabin with Registration Number BLK 3774 driven by Leonard Mukasela was travelling from Balaka heading to Liwonde.

He said the driver failed to control the vehicle and ended up hitting the five pedestrians footing towards the same direction while walking on the right hand side of the road.

Sub-Inspector Sauka said three people died on the spot while the other two together with the driver were rushed to Machinga District Hospital but sustained minor injuries.

He identified the deceased as Benson Bakali aged 14; Chikumbutso Duntu aged 16 and Victor Chisale 45.

They all hail from Kaipakunja Village in the area of Traditional Authority Msamala in Balaka District.

Sauka revealed that the driver will appear before court immediately after being discharged from hospital to answer charges of causing death due to reckless driving.

In a related development, one person has been found dead at Liwawadzi area along the same Balaka – Liwonde road in what has been described as a hit and run road accident.

Meanwhile, the deceased has been identified as Dziwa Matenje, from Mtalika village in the area of Traditional Authority Msamala in Balaka.

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10 thoughts on “Escom vehicle kills three, two others sustain injuries”

  1. Ophiri sayz says:

    Whom 2 be blamed? Pedestrian o drivers,my ans is, drivers coz they over when they reach M1s road 4geting that pple are still there, may there souls RIP

  2. Weniweni says:

    Drivers Please,, Mukuyenera Kuchepetsa Speed,, Onani Mukupha Anthu Omwe Patsogolo Akanathandiza Dziko Lathu La Malawi. Mukamayenda M’misewu Mumakhala Ngati simunayambe mwayendapo pansi. Ifenso oyenda pansi tiyen tisatile malamulo apa msewu, remember to keep right!

  3. jenala says:

    Atonga nanu mumakonda kugona mumsewu ,ngati mwatopa kagoneni kunyumba please!. May their soul RIP.

  4. king kong says:

    Tresure sibwino ancle kuyakhula moteromo

  5. Treasure says:

    Please note that most Pedestrians dont fear a vehicle but Rain. Kudelera amati Iri Ndi buleki iyima.

    I have been a victim of such Behaviours moti mpaka ena anandiuza kuti ndikazagunda munthu azandiotchera Galimoto, Imagine Such Impudence.

    Wakula ndi Umbuli anthu pa Malawi

  6. Wolira says:

    Kodi ya mwanayi ndiye yamveka nanga ya ku Nchalo bwana District Engineer kupha mnyamata wogwira naye ntchito ndikuvulaza wina a Police anangoipondereza ija bwa. Chilungamo chiziyenda ngati madzi.

  7. Funzo says:

    Why wasn’t the driver murdered as I read usually happens?

  8. naye angophedwa bas sizomatichedwasazo

  9. True son of Malawi says:

    Big companies like Escom should make sure to recruit drivers with defensive driving certificates, osamalembelana podziwana ayi.

  10. 2016 welcome says:

    Please drivers no matter what let’s reduce speed when approaching busy trading centres along the road. Let me take advantage to humbly remind pedestrians NOT the ones killed here because they were walking for a purpose but others I sometimes see idly sitting at the shoulders of the road to avoid that.

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