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Two people have died in Zomba district south-east of Malawi in a road accident at Chikupila near Chinamwali township.
Police have identified the deceased as Chrissy Chinseu and George Odinala.Police spokeserson for eastern region Inspector Joseph Sauka says the deceased were travelling in a three tonner lorry registration number CA 116 – 532 which was driven by Madalitso Maluwa 36, and had 35 passengers on board with their goods and were heading Thyolo from Makanjira.
“Upon arrival at Chikupila, the driver failed to control the vehicle and hit the offside of the road before it overturned. Due to the impact two people died on the spot and thirty four including the driver have been rushed to Zomba Central Hospital for treatment after sustaining injuries.”
Sauka said while Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, it is suspected that the driver was sleeping.
Police in the region is therefore appealing to drivers not to drive vehicles when tired and not to pick passengers on top of goods.
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