Police attribute North Malawi fatal accidents to overspeeding, non observation of road signs

Malawi Police say the four fatal accidents in the north which have claimed four lives within a week is as a result of drivers overspeeding and non observation of road signs.

Mzuzu accident

Mzuzu accident

Northern region police deputy publicist Morris Chapola said the accidents were avoidable.

“We have now intensified traffic checks on the road, our traffic officers are checking speed limits and road worthy of vehicles plying on that road. We have put speed traps and breathlisers,” said Chapola.

The first accident happened when a speeding minibus killed a pedestrian near Mzuzu University then days later there was a four vehicle accident on the Chiweta, two accidents which happened ten minutes apart one of the vehicles involved a minibus that had Sunday School children on board and on Saturday a National Bus that had refugees on board from Karonga overturned killing its conductor on the spot.

At least 40  people were injured and admitted to Mzuzu Central Hospital and Chapola said those who are still in hospital are in stable condition.

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5 thoughts on “Police attribute North Malawi fatal accidents to overspeeding, non observation of road signs”

  1. please write the truth not based on lies or speculations. the accident that involved four vehicles took lives of more than 20 people. lets be authentic in writing please malwians

    1. Kingsley says:

      4 deaths is a blue lie , it’s more than 20. Journos do your homework

  2. JK Swift says:

    Traffic checks are already there, but they are busy collecting money from mini buses to buy their way

  3. OMEX70 says:

    This article is not well written. The statistics given in the article are not well organized. No wonder the author has decided to hide his name.

    1. chimtek says:

      i agree nothing worthy reading about

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