Fatality! 8 killed  in single road accident: Malawi police urges people to identify the dead at Dedza hospital

Eight people have died in a single accident in Dedza involving a truck and lorry vehicles.

Dedza police spokesperson Edward Kabango said the accident happened at Linthipe 1 after a mechanical fault on the lorry which forced it into the lane of the oncoming truck, hitting it and killing seven people from the truck on the spot.

Kabango said one person died at Dedza district hospital while receiving treatment.

He said the lorry, registration number BT 171 was coming from Lilongwe heading to Dedza whilst the truck, registration number LL 6623 was heading to Lilongwe from Dedza direction.

Kabango said some people with various degrees of injuries are still at Dedza district hospital receiving treatment.

“We are urging the public to go to the hospital to identify the dead as they might be their relations,” said Kabango.

He said the driver of the lorry, Yusuf Milanzi, 21 from chief Wimbe’s area in Kasungu and Steve Singelero from chief Chapananga’s area in Chikhwawa escaped unhurt from their vehicles during the accident.

Statistics show that Dedza is one of the places in the country where accidents occur frequently.

 

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kawandazi
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kawandazi

So sad. May Their Souls Rest In Peace

QueenB
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QueenB

With national ids introduced, why are people traveling without ids? The id is not for voting and bank only, it helps in cases like this. Hope all of them will be identified. My heart goes out to their families.

zeleza
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zeleza

true Queen.. people should be sensitized on this

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Pepani kwambiri ananfedwa nonse. Ndendeuli basopu

Davie
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Davie

So sad, lives lost just like!

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

So what’s the difference between a truck and a lorry?

Anyway that aside, politicians are now collecting blood to use as rituals for winning in the coming elections especially DPP.

Martin
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Martin

That’s insensitive, you don’t play a game or politics or even put a bating tag on human lives.

VVVVVVV
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VVVVVVV

There is need to involve litigants on your opinion,otherwise r.i.p to the deceased

zeleza
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zeleza

a Nyasa moderation ikumatheka koma? izi si zabwinoyi

Takwalakwa
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Takwalakwa

Stupid comment. Shame on you

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