Escom engineer dies in road accident

Malawi Police have confirmed the death of District Engineer for Nkhatabay Escom, Patrick Ngonya who died in a road accident in wee hours of Monday, September 11.

The car which kate Ngonya was driving

Confirming the incident, Nkhatabay Police Publicist Ignatius Esau said the accident happened after the deceased failed to negotiate a sharp corner at Malaza Trading Centre in the district.

He was driving a Toyota Hilux pick-up registration number BR 8147.

“Upon arrival at Malaza trading center, he failed to negotiate a corner thereby losing control of the said motor vehicle.

“The motor vehicle overturned once and due to the impact, the driver died on spot due to head injuries whereas the passenger escaped unhurt,” said Esau.

He also asserted that Ngonya is the fourth person to die in road traffic accident in the district this month alone.

Ngonya, 38, hailed from Mkombanyama village, Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa district.

Meanwhile, two people have died while 11 others sustained serious injuries when the bus they traveling in overturned in Mtakataka, Dedza district.

The accident happened Monday afternoon following the bursting of the bus’ two rear tyres.

The bus consequently overturned, killing two people on spot with several others sustaining serious injuries.

At the weekend, 15 people were confirmed dead in two separate road accidents in Blantyre and Chiradzulu.

The first accident, which killed seven people including a driver, happened at a place called Six Miles along Robert Mugabe Highway in Chiradzulu.

Another accident involving an Isuzu lorry carrying 40 passengers happened at Namikasi Secondary School, which is along the M1 Road, leaving eight people dead.

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6 years ago

RIP Patrick Ngonya, will miss you u were such a nice creature who not only missed by an individual.

6 years ago

May his soul rest in peace .My observations are that most government vehicle drivers overspeed always, the worst being ESCOM they even surpass ambulances in terms of speed.

6 years ago
Reply to  alfred

There was no belt PA seat yake, just last month I remember him saying *akundikhomelera ndinayamba kalele kuwauza kuti andiikile seat belt koma palibe akuchita chabe tsiku lofera silidziwiza but am always scared to drive in this vehicle this is wy I drive mosamala kwambiri.* that day he even explained the significance of tying a belt, amvekere u know what oro patachitika imegency yotani belt imakumanga more and to the point that you don’t get moved many die because of ma movements* this is wy the passenger escaped with no injuries may be to him could have been different story… Read more »

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson
6 years ago

May his soul rest in peace

Wilson Nkwanda
6 years ago

Imfa ndi yoopsya, but one day the dead will arise and enjoy life. Death and suffering will be no more Isiaah 6:9

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