Locomotive runs over granny, kills her

A 75-year-old lady has been killed after a locomotive trolley run over her in Chikhwawa on Sunday.

Police warn people on rail crossing accidents

Chikhwawa police spokesperson Foster Benjamin identified the deceased as Agnes Bismon from Changaime village in chief Chapananga’s area in Chikhwawa.

Benjamin said the driver of the locomotive hooted several times to warn her but she did not heed so the trolley just crashed her head.

“We are advising people to always stay away from the railway because these locomotives do not have instant breaks, they do not have emergency breaks as is the case with vehicles,” he said.

Reports indicate that the old woman had hearing problems.

Chief Chapananga has as well issued a warning to his subjects against trespassing in railways, saying this was a recipe for fatal accidents.

The locomotive trolley was on its way to Mwanza, according to officials.

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COPS
COPS
3 years ago

MHSRIP Zodiak reported the deceased had hearing problems.

Nabetha
Nabetha
3 years ago

Very sad . MHSRIP

mtete
mtete
3 years ago

Very sad. But what was she doing on the railway line anyway?

Chimawala
Chimawala
3 years ago

What’s a “locomotive trolley”? I am a bit confused

Paperback
3 years ago
Reply to  Chimawala

Trolley locomotive……..

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
3 years ago
Reply to  Chimawala

Ka Thole!

Dr.Mabushu
3 years ago
Reply to  Chimawala

Ka Thole in our local language

Madubeko
Madubeko
3 years ago
Reply to  Chimawala

they call it thole its a very small vehicle which is used by engineers and other railway personel to enable them move around to do renovations along the tracks

CEO
CEO
3 years ago
Reply to  Chimawala

is a railway bus

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