Falling tree kills two, several injured at Zomba Hospital

Two men have h died after being hit by a falling tree  at Zomba Central Hospital as they were chatting within the hospital yard and  other were severe injured  on Sunday.

Tragic: Cyclist killed by by falling tree

Tragic: Cyclist killed by by falling tree

An eye witness disclosed that there are other people, patients and guardians who are also receiving treatment due to injuries sustained after the tree fell, some of them in critical condition.

The tree reportedly fell off on its own.  One part fell over the patients and guardians while the other part fell in the M1 motor way hitting a cyclist.

The Police and Hospital Officials confirmed the incident and that two people are really dead due to the accident.

Eastern Region Police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude identified the deceased as Austin Sandikonda (37) of Chiunda Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlumbe who was cycling on the Zomba-Blantyre Road at the time of the accident and Kupila Magombo (70) of Somanje Village also in T/A Mlumbe in Zomba.

The seven injured people are Margaret Willy, 20, of Nathikwa Village, AjdaTida, 24, of Masaula Village, Jennifer Pichesi, 36, all from T/A Mlumbe’s area; Agness Adam, 50, from ChilambeVllage, T/A Kuntumanje and MagadaleneMatemba, 44, of Mopiha Village, T/A Mwambo in Zomba, Eliza Matemba, 20, of Makwangwala Village, T/A Kaduya in Phalombe and EbianM,bwana, 37, of Mzinda Village, T/A Bwananyambi in Mangochi.

A Clinical Officer at the Zomba Central Hospital, Anthony Nkata, collaborated the story with a local radio.

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Nambewe wa ku zomba

a zomba city council anali kale ndi programme yodula mitengo yonse yokalamba including this tree, koma chilima (eni ake a domino ku zomba) pamodzi ndi tiazungu tokalamba omwe amazitcha kuti ma concerned citizens anakatenga court injuction kuletsa ku ti mibawa isadulidwe. anali ndi meeting mu chamber ya city council kukambirana zomwezi koma iwo pamodzi ndi ti azungu tawoto anaopseza kuti amangitsa ma officer ena izi zikapitilira. I wish izi zikanachitika ku banja la achilima mwina imfa akanadziwa kuti ndiyowawa esp. yobwera chifukwa cha matama. nanga history yasungidwanso apa ?

Phaghlani Vwavwa

May their souls rest in peace> This msut be a lesson to Zomba City Officials

John Mponda

Trees along the roads in Zomba are indeed a health risk and have eventually killed people. I remember a couple of weeks ago driving in Zomba and it was raining and windy that morning. I saw trees branches tearing into the road. It was scaring. I wondered why is the city council keeping the roads covered with trees? It is sad that lives have been lost. I hope this should give lessons to the city council to clear out all trees along the roads that pause death risk. God bless mother Malawi

Proff. Ngangabulawayo
Proff. Ngangabulawayo

RIP and quick recovery to those injured

kennedy kuntenga

may their souls rest in peace and those in hospital let God heal them

Simeon Nyapala

acn i think you dont think very well. How can equate thse death with DPP? Anyway ure president will rule and we shall see. Anthu amafa pa linthipe aja amawapha ndi mApresident a MCP.




I know gvt they think those trees are part of tourist attraction


Pofera salambuladi. May their souls rest in peace.


Pliz cut down all the old trees and replant new trees. Mibawa sichedwa kukula, we have more old trees at ZCH


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