Police officer killed in car crash, four badly injured

A police officer has died while four others have sustained serious injuries after a vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Nkhotakota on Friday.

Nkhunga Police Spokesperson Edwin Magalasi said the accident occurred Friday morning at Liwaladzi, a few kilometers away from Dwangwa Trading Centre.

The police publicist said the accident occurred after the driver lost control of the wheel as he tried to avoid hitting a pedestrian.

Magalasi identified the deceased as Constable Emmanuel Kapesa of Nsenjere Police Unit in the district.

Accidents on Malawi roads

Accidents on Malawi roads

The vehicle, which veered off before overturning, was travelling from Nkhotakota heading towards Dwangwa when it overturned.

Meanwhile, one of the four survivors who is in critical condition has been referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe for special treatment.

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