10 killed in Karonga road accident involving Siku truck

Ten people have died in a road accident while three others are battling for their lives at Karonga district hospital when the truck they were travelling in overturned at Tenethe area which is along Chitipa M1 road in the northern border district of Malawi on Thursday night.

Rivason: Dangerous driving

Rivason: Dangerous driving

Karonga Police Spokes Person Enock Rivasoni confirmed that a driver and eight passengers died on the spot and one is receiving treatment at Mzuzu Central hospital.

According to Rivasoni, the driver Mathews Kaliwa 63 of Mvula village Traditional Authority Kanyenda in Nkhotakota district was driving a Siku Transport truck registration number SA 7996 horse and trailer SA6773 which carried metal bars with 13 passengers, failed to negotiate a bend and overturned two times.

“It was on Thursday night when a Siku Truck which carried metal bars including people on top overturned two times….as a result the driver and other eight people died on the spot while other four were rushed to our main district hospital and officials there quickly referred one of them to Mzuzu central hospital where he died upon arrival,” said Rivasoni.

“Some of the dead bodies have been identified while others are still at our hospital waiting for their relatives,” he added.

In a related development. on Tuesday one person died and 11 others suffered critical injuries in a minibus accident which occurred at Mlale area in Karonga along M1 road.

It is believed the acident was caused by dangerous driving.

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Noel Misomali
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Am crying for my father in-law( Mr Kaliwa), you go so early Dad! may your soul REST IN PEACE

EMMANUELSON
Guest

AM CRYING FOR THE RATE MBOWE NYONDO.HE WAS OUR CHITIPA.HE HAD A DREAM FOR US TO TURN CHITIPA INTO A BOARDER DISTRICT CITY.APA NDE MBAVA ZI ZIKUNGOTIBHERA.STOKA KWA OKWANILISA ULOSI.SHAME ON YOU CASHGATERS MUKUNZUNZA MOYO YITHU.

madson
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bolani wapolisiyo wangotupa sanavulare kwambiri

redeemed
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I guess its time people reclaim their power, mind you, this is their lives at risk. If you are passengers in a minibus and you feel that your safeft is being compromised by either the ddriver or the gtraffic officer, why not take the initiative to call the driver into order else demand a reimbursements as your life is the most precious thing you could ever have. Quite often we hesr people subquent to the accident acusing the driver of reckless driving, but never about their action to d efuse the situation. Remember, driving a minibus is one of the… Read more »
Fazeera Mpoya
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May their soul rest in peace, God knows the best than we do

Oliver Twist
Guest

It seems we still have transport problems when it comes to Chitipa road.I remember the old days of UTM/Satagecoach, people would sleep 4days @ Karonga Boma to just get up to Chitipa by bus. My fellow studets from this part can agree with me. Now with the new road, can someone come up with a proper transport solution to avoid scenes like these to happen again. I LOVE THE PEOPLE of Chitipa. So patient! Almost 40yrs of Independence but with no proper road infrastructure.

Chimwemwe malepa manda
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Traffic police is one of the most corrupt departments in Malawi ,cry The Beloved Country During Kamuzu’s Days It Was God Fearing Nation,pano Ndife ‘a KHAKHAKHA OKHAOKA’

Mwamfunsa
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The problem z dat,many malawians r joining others carriers just fo money not coz they onto to assist the citizenz. They r in the wrong boat n they nid to disembark as soon as posbl if to serve more lives. They hav links with mafiaz and other robberz to cheat the country, ths z realy detrimental and jeopardise the nation.

hashim
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siku trans ndichoncho thz has to be hapned each and avry year in Mw for tru thrz…. smsthn undground ufiti asiku trans

Harry
Guest

There is no proper control on the road,drivers just do what they want….

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