4 die in Ntcheu road fatality

Four people, including the driver, have died in a Freightliner vehicle accident in Ntcheu after the vehicle swept to death pedestrians.

Ntcheu fatality
Ntcheu fatality

Others are seriously injured after the Freightliner, registration number KK 8172 / KK 4047, swept them near Ntcheu Standard Bank along Dedza-Ntcheu M1 Road Monday night.

Overspeeding has been blamed for the accident.

Ntcheu Police spokesperson Hastings Chigalu says the truck’s driver, Matias Mitengo, was driving the vehicle from the direction of Dedza District heading towards Balaka District with three passengers on board.

“Upon arrival at the said place at around 20:00 hours, in the process of avoiding an unknown motor cyclist who was heading in the same direction, he lost control of the vehicle.

“The vehicle went to the extreme edge, where he hit eleven pedestrians and the vehicle overturned,” Chigalu says.

Following the impact, the driver and three passengers sustained different degrees of injuries and were pronounced dead upon arrival at Ntcheu District Hospital, Chigalu said.

Eight pedestrians are still getting medication.

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Citizen wapanda numbala
Citizen wapanda numbala
1 month ago

This is very unfortunate indeed. Let us be serious for once… first, there is no sane country with main road or freeway passing through small town (like is the case at Ntcheu) without barriers to prohibit people accessing the road anyhow. The road has to be moved or the town has to move. Secondly, all accident-prone sites or zones along Malawi’s main roads should have single or dual carriage going one direction constructed. On-coming-vehicle accidents are too much in Malawi and there need to have single-direction roads constructed to avoid collisions in dangerous zones. Head-on collisions are mostly fatal in… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Citizen wapanda numbala
Chisale
Chisale
1 month ago

The problem is that even if you move the road, the people will follow it whether to do business even sit down near the road to chat. They don’t see any danger on a moving vehicle. Are the speed limits not reduced when passing through these towns?

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
1 month ago

Ambuye Tichitireni Chifundo. Takuchimwirani munjira zosiyanasiyana. Mizimu ya otisiya iuse mumtendere.

Rasha
Rasha
1 month ago

Boma la ntcheu ngozi zikuchuluka zapanseu ambuye tithandizeni

No 7
No 7
1 month ago
Reply to  Rasha

Chifukwa simukuchidziwa?

Wa-Madzi
Wa-Madzi
1 month ago
Reply to  No 7

Oooh, please help enlighten some of us.

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