1 Malawi army soldier dies: Troops search for 3 missing in Bua River

One Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier died on Monday while three other military officer  and two civilians  are missing in Bua River  after a bailyey bridge which borders Ntchisi and Kasungu districts  they were working on collapsed into the water on Sunday.

The bridge which collapsed at Bua River
Lieutenant Steve Moloseni.

The soldiers are reported to have been working without  protective gear like life jackets.

MDF spokesman Paul Chiphwanya confirmed the fatality, saying one solider was found on Monday but died in his way to Kasungu District Hospital.

“The old steel bridge broke down and our soldiers fell into the water and got trapped,” he said.

Nyasa Times understands the deceased officer is Lieutenant Steve Moloseni.

The military  deployed the Marine Battalion troops from Senga Bay for a search mission.

According to witnesses, the incident occurred around 4pm and the bridge which was built during the colonial rule was being dismantled by soldiers  as it collapsed.

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Henry Macheso
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Henry Macheso

May their souls rest in peace. Zosakhala bwino

Anaachepa
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Anaachepa

Sad. Few questions to MDF commander:

Why was MDF involved in a contract awarded to a civilian contractor?

Was there a written subcontracting documents between MDF and the civilians?
Where was this belly bridge going?
Were soldiers qualified to work on this bridge?were these soldiers insured ?
There is need for a commission of enquiry

Kaligida
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Kaligida

Mu ulamulilo wa APM afa asilikali angati mangoZi? Eeeeee

Ida
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Ida

Rest in peace our dear brorhers Attorney General milandu ndiimeneyotu

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Malawi silidzatheka dziko ili. Tulo from top to bottom. Zovuta kwabasi.

Guantanamo
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Guantanamo

This is carelessness at workplace. It was not an accident. Working in deep waters without lifejacket?

ndangodutsaa
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iiiiiii koma zina, apa mwapha a MDF – cry my beloved country

Peter Seraph
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Peter Seraph

Rest in peace buddies…… the nation will miss your courage to serve; even when you knew its was certain death.

Ecclessia
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Ecclessia

RIP Comrade, as rightfully put by Bright below, it all boils down to greed by the senior officers. Kuzolowera kutuma ana a eni on tasks which can claim their lives.

Prophet Mboro
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We need safety lesson in all military trainings covering all life activities ,we have lost very handsome young man