Six-year-old boy loses limbs after falling from moving train

A six-year-old boy in Mchinji is battling for his life at the District Hospital after a moving train he attempted to hitch a ride on and fell from ran over him crushing his both legs which have since been amputated.

Lameck moments after the accident

Lameck moments after the accident

Public Relations Officer for Mchinji district Sub Inspector Kaitano Lubrino told Malawi News Agency (Mana) Monday that the accident occurred on Sunday at around 8 a.m. at the rail main station near Masautso Village in the area of traditional Authority (T/A) Mlonyeni in the district.

“The fact is that the victim Lameck Mtonga of Masautso Village was playing along the Railway line. As the train came, he tried to steal a ride and in the process he fell down and eventually the train ran over him,” he said.

Lubrino said the boy currently under observational treatment awaiting referral to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) for rehabilitation services.

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12 thoughts on “Six-year-old boy loses limbs after falling from moving train”

  1. Kaji says:

    I am a mother I feel labour pains in my stomach right now please Ministry of Health help the boy as quick as you can.Dont rush to assist wealthy people only.He didnt know what he was doing

  2. Pulezidenti Opuma says:

    Mleleni bwino mwana makolo pulizi chonde…

  3. Noxy says:

    Very sad for the innocent boy.I pray for God’s mercy for soon recovery.

  4. mjiba says:

    I am saddened by this tragedy. The young man is lucky to be alive, I thank God for that. Parents please let us take care of our little ones. Communities let us safeguard the lives of our little precious ones. Sad for the new generation.

  5. Winn says:

    Maybe dress the wounds with some clean clothing instead of posing him for a picture. …while others stand aside… he is six yrs old ..why show his face …

  6. albert says:

    How you know that the boy wanted to steal? Can we talk about accident for now and very sad fore the young man, all of this is because of poverty for our people steeping with empty stomach no food to eat only option is to go and ride a moving train may be he may get something to eat. very sad Poor are getting More Poorer and Richer getting more Richer.

    1. Zinziri says:

      Understand the article, he wanted to steal a RIDE not anything else.

      1. Marry Me says:

        Zinziri, iuze mbuziyo

    2. Corrector for now says:

      Chizungu chavuta kumvatu apa a Albert!

    3. Kriminal \'A\' says:

      Gentleman! Or Albert, as you are calling yourself, it appears you don’t understand the English. We are talking about ‘stealing a ride’ here not the ‘stealing’ you are familiar with or you are thinking about. Stealing a ride means riding a moving vehicle without the knowledge of the driver which is what many kids, especially boys, who live along rail lines do. They do this to enjoy the fun that accompanies the activity and not to get something to eat as you are insinuating here. My advice to you is to read and understand the news content before making a comment, otherwise munthu umalemba nazo mbwelera pa social media ngati m’mene mwachitiilamu baba. Please, don’t expose your ignorance in the public domain like this again. I am wishing you all the best as you work towards improving your written English.

      By the way, am saddened by the damage done to the little one, it’s too much for him and his family. I think it’s high time villages along rail lines were relocated to avoid such tragedies. Wishing the little one quick recovery.

    4. Bikoko says:

      Get it right please, the boy wanted to steel a ride not products!!!! Mr Arbert your a fool.

  7. The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti says:

    Tiziyamika ambuye kuti uchitsiru wathu mmene tinali ana siunatiphetse

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