17 die in Chikhwawa fatal accident

A fatal accident in Chikhwawa district has claimed lives of 17 people while two others sustained serious injuries after a vehicle they were traveling in overturned, police confirm.

The accident happened on the night of Friday November 15, 2013.

Traffic Officer Sub Inspector Alphet Genti told local media that 15 of the people died on spot while two others have died while receiving medical treatment at Chikhwawa District Hospital.

According to Genti, the accident occurred when a lorry with people on board overturned and caught fire at Thabwa in Chikhwawa.

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