Two men have h died after being hit by a falling tree at Zomba Central Hospital as they were chatting within the hospital yard and other were severe injured on Sunday.
An eye witness disclosed that there are other people, patients and guardians who are also receiving treatment due to injuries sustained after the tree fell, some of them in critical condition.
The tree reportedly fell off on its own. One part fell over the patients and guardians while the other part fell in the M1 motor way hitting a cyclist.
The Police and Hospital Officials confirmed the incident and that two people are really dead due to the accident.
Eastern Region Police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude identified the deceased as Austin Sandikonda (37) of Chiunda Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlumbe who was cycling on the Zomba-Blantyre Road at the time of the accident and Kupila Magombo (70) of Somanje Village also in T/A Mlumbe in Zomba.
The seven injured people are Margaret Willy, 20, of Nathikwa Village, AjdaTida, 24, of Masaula Village, Jennifer Pichesi, 36, all from T/A Mlumbe’s area; Agness Adam, 50, from ChilambeVllage, T/A Kuntumanje and MagadaleneMatemba, 44, of Mopiha Village, T/A Mwambo in Zomba, Eliza Matemba, 20, of Makwangwala Village, T/A Kaduya in Phalombe and EbianM,bwana, 37, of Mzinda Village, T/A Bwananyambi in Mangochi.
A Clinical Officer at the Zomba Central Hospital, Anthony Nkata, collaborated the story with a local radio.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :