Updated- Horrible accident near Blantyre Shoprite: One dies, dozens injured

An unidentified woman has been confirmed dead  and dozens of people were critically injured when a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a ditch close to Chichiri Round-about along the Masauko-Chipembere Highway in Blantyre, National police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed .

Many injuredduring the accident

Many injuredduring the accident

Horrible accident

Horrible accident

Accident near Shoprite

Accident near Shoprite

According to eye witnesses, the accident happened around the mid day  when the driver of a three-tonne Toyota Dyna, registration number NE1214, which was carrying over 50 people lost control of the vehicle after he failed to negotiate a corner at the round-about.

A blue Mitsubishi  5 tonner registration number NE 1214 which carried members from Mgonawambo CCAP in Nkando, Mulanje, and were heading to the Henry Henderson Institute (HHI) to participate in a choir festival, overturned after the truck clashed with a saloon car.

“The truck was heading to Ndirande from the direction of Limbe before corriding with a saloon car which was heading to Limbe from Blantyre direction,” said Joseph Kayira one of the eye witness.

Kayira disclosed that most of the people affected are those who were im the Mitsubishi vehicle.

“The victims  have bene rushed to Queens Elizabethe Central  Hospital  for treatementt,” added Kayira.

Police spokesman said they are still interrogating the driver who is currently their custody.

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Khima
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Khima
11 days 18 hours ago

Amalawi ngozi yachitika anthu avulara kusowa urgent attention kuti azipita kuchipata mmalo mothandiza mpamene mukungojambula mkumatumiza mma whatsapp…..

mtayamakoko
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11 days 20 hours ago

May those lost their lives rest in peach and those affected with an accident get well soon so that they continue saving the Almighty God help their families. Shame on you devil you will never have no power

mtayamakoko
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11 days 20 hours ago

May those lost their lives rest in peach and those affected with the accident get well soon so that they should continue save the Almighty God and their families. Shame Devil you have and will not have power no more

Bandawe
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13 days 7 hours ago

Satanism is at its work in mzuzu Sunday school kids, Shoprite mvano women? It can’t be a coincidence Satanism always looks for a holy blood. The blood of people who confess Christ are the most sight after by satanic worshippers. Fellow Christian it high time we pray reverently for mothe Malawi.this country is going to the dogs. Where are the believers?

Moses Makoko
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Moses Makoko
12 days 21 hours ago

I agree with u these are the results of the plans of the under world. Lilongwe watch out!

Chumbulubwa
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Chumbulubwa
13 days 11 hours ago

I don’t think the first picture is for the said accident. The surroundings do not match anywhere around shoprite round about.

Che
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Che
12 days 23 hours ago

You need to familiarise yourself with the place.

misozi
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misozi
13 days 8 hours ago

sure the first of the accident that happen in Lilongwe today near chituko area

Opals
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Opals
13 days 12 hours ago

The accident toll on this spot is bewildering. It’s high time something is urgently done. The round about is not very well suited for a very busy highway; especially traffic heading down towards BT. Advanced traffic lights with indicators (like what we see in other countries ) might need to be incorporated to regulate the right of way. As it is, it’s so risky negotiating this roundabout coz most motorists don’t appreciate the need to give others space to get through. Given that the Government is broke; why can’t the City lobby some companies?

PAULO
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PAULO
13 days 12 hours ago

VERY SAD

mudzalila
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mudzalila
13 days 6 hours ago
I have just come back from Malawi last week and themost notable thing on Malawi roads is the way people in Malawi drive!It is so bad that one wonders if half of these drivers have got valid licences. There was another accident which happened recently in the north in which 15 people died.What did the president of the country do? Buy coffins for the dead but not a word about safe driving. It appears this has been accepted as a way of life in Malawi.And is there a minister of transport in Malawi? If there is , he or she… Read more »
Mago Nest
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Mago Nest
11 days 20 hours ago

true brother, there is a lot of careless driving in Malawi. most drivers have no patience on the road.

concerned
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12 days 18 hours ago

Lorries and pickups are for goods, government should start prohibiting transportation of people in this open vehicles

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