Girl, 8 killed in a road accident

An eight-year-old girl, Julita Tapani died upon arrival at Machinga District Hospital yesterday after being knocked by a speeding Toyota Hilux belonging to Paramount Holdings Limited Company as it was passing through Milala Trading Centre in Machinga.

The accident happened a week after a 49 year-old man also died after being knocked off by a bus belonging to the National Bus Company.

Police in Machinga confirmed the death of the eight-year-old girl who was cycling along the Zomba-Liwonde Road around 8:00 o’clock in the morning.

Machinga Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant, Martin Tione said the girl was cycling crossing the road from the right side of the road to the left when the vehicle, registration number NU 5376 driven by Henry Maseko, 54, hit her.accident

The girl sustained serious injuries on her pelvis and left leg, according to the police publicist.

Julita came from Chimwai Village, Traditional Authority Nkula in Machinga.

Tione said the police would introduce traffic patrols in the accident prone spots to control the road accidents.

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