Kampepuza fatal accident kills 17: Scores injured

Malawi Police have confirmed that 17 people have died in a road accident Friday morning at Kampepuza trading centre in Ntcheu.

Scene of accident
Tragic accident 17 feared dead

According to the Police Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Ntcheu, Hastings Chigaru, a truck coming from Lilongwe to Balaka hit stationary minibuses and traders along the road.

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi, who was passing through the place, assisted in mobilising vehicles from the District Council and transporting the injured to the hospital.

Cause of the accident is not yet known according to Police. They have since arrested the driver of the truck and are yet to establish the cause of the accident

Many have been seriously injured.

This is a developing story. We will keep you updated

Reported by Ntcheu District Information Officer (DIO), Grace Kapatuka.

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concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

May the souls of the deceased rest in peace and the injured , we wish them a quick recovery. The idea of moving all road side markets was proposed by late president Bingu Wamutharika unfortunately, he passed away before implementation took place. This should be taken seriously to move all road side markets off all our main roads possibly by two hundred or more meters off the roads. Once established , people will get used to the arrangement and those who want to buy will make a turn to the market place. Lets please put first, safety of our small… Read more »

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Misika m’dziko lathu lonse la m’Malawi imangokhala mu mseu y? y? y? Pena mpaka M1 kufika pomayenda one lane zoona? Aaah Misika izikhala 500 meter kutali ndi mseu monga zakhalira pano pa Jenda.

Vox Pop
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Vox Pop

The accident we were waiting to happen has now happened. We have allowed people to sell things along the road.

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Dzi ma truck adzimayanda ka nseu ka M1.mavuto.
Ma driver nao pakakhala pa cigulu mbali mwanseu mpamene amaonetsa kunyada kuti anthu aone kuti amatha kuyendetsa cigalimoti ca 10 gears. They dont slow down. Instead they honk.shame

Khumbo
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Khumbo

May Their Souls Rest In Peace

Lottie
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Lottie

Sad indeed. This is great loss of life. Hope the Government will consider relocating these roadside markets. This could happen again if nothing is done about it.

Hora
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Hora

It’s a wake up call for the people and authorities. We tend to bury our heads in the sand. Now the authorities will act decisively.too late.

Roll Out ATI Now
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Roll Out ATI Now

So why arrest the driver when the cause of the accident is not known. Police ya ku Malawi nso ndi mavuto okhaokha. The fact of the matter is simple the truck could not stop, why? It’s breaking system failed. That should be the cause of the accident. So if you arrest the driver, you might as well arrest the owner of the truck because the owner also has a responsibility to ensure that the truck is well maintained and roadworthy. AMalawi tinadzolowera izi sichoncho. Palibe chachilendo apa, kapena kuti Satanic. Aliyense amene amapita ku DRTSS, tandiuzeni mwa inu ndani amene… Read more »

Angah maganizo
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Angah maganizo

Wel said and I have never seen truck drivers being tested. One wonders how they get HGV Driver’s licence. Then there are these mashrooming political free driving schools which will obviously produce half baked drivers

Ungwelu
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Ungwelu

There was a time Government wanted to relocate all these road side markets to safer distances. What happened? All these road side markets should relocate immediately. I know this is campaign period and it may be a tricky issue. But please please after the elections, Government should take this action without looking in someone’s eyes.

We are grieving our brothers and sisters as a result of floods and now this!! Oh God, save us, Save us, Save us, in Jesus name.

May the souls of the departed RIP.

Kibaki
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Kibaki

ndie mwati Dausi amatanipo?

Deogratias
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Deogratias

Government must relocate the market not along the road
to avoid an necessary loss of lives of the innocent people.

May their souls rest in peace