Malawi army soldier killed in Ntcheu road fatality

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier has died while others sustained serious injuries when a vehicle they were travelling in overturned at Njereza village along Ntcheu-Balaka M1 road on Tuesday afternoon.

The damaged MDF vehicle at scene of accident in Ntcheu

The deceased has been identified as Lance corpol Morton K. Mhango 35, of Kamgwamba village, Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe, Rumphi.

He died on spot due to head injuries, police have said.

According to Ntcheu police Publicist, Hastings Chigalu the accident occurred when number 15073 Lance Corporal Kenani Silungwe 35, from Chirumba Barracks and was driving IVECO truck regitration number 1120 MDF failed to overtake another vehicle.

“They were coming from the direction of Ntcheu towards Balaka with 10 passengers on board. Upon arrival at the said place, he was overtaking a fuel Tanker registration number ZA 6248/ ZA 9646 belonging to Zagaf,” explained Chigalu.

Chigalu Saud in the process of overtaking the tanker, Silungwe hit the middle body of the tanker as he was trying to avoid a head on collision with the on coming vehicle.

“As a result he lost control of the vehicle and went to the dirty verge where it overtuned.”

Two people namely Chipiliro Dziziyo and Amin Issa, sustained multiple serious injuries and are admitted at Ntcheu District Hospital, seven others sustained minor injuries and were treated as out patients.

Meanwhile the dead body is at Ntcheu District Hospital mortuary.

The MDF vehicle got extensively damaged.

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Bristol
4 years ago

Sad news. My condolences to the bereaved families. MHRSIP

angoni apaphata
angoni apaphata
4 years ago

One of the evils of corruption is substandard service and product. We have been hearing of investigations about fraudulent procurement procedures. One thing we need to ponder is galimoto yokwera msilikali ngati ikuphwasuka chonchi chifukwa chogudubuka nanga itathilidwa machaka ilimba? Nanga ingayende pa rough terrain ngati ikugudubuka pa tarmac? Muphetsa antuh ndi katangale mukulemera nayeyu. This is equivalent to being satanic. Getting rich at the expense of other peoples lives. Investigate these army vehicles.

Bwanoni
4 years ago

Sad indeed. MHSRIP

Dalameere
Dalameere
4 years ago

I agree so many accidents in MDF including senior Generals. Only 2 months ago one general overturned with a Ford Everest around pa kamuzu insitute. Ngozi za majuniors kulengezedwa atakhala ma big kukabisa ma Ford Everest a beyond repair ku shop. MHSRIP.

Watipa
Watipa
4 years ago

Soldiers must also follow traffic rules

kondwani
kondwani
4 years ago

Ivecos are killing our soldiers. The Tatas do not have such a record. Something must be done….

Nyodola Boys
Nyodola Boys
4 years ago
Reply to  kondwani

NOTE: i hav heard this report saying he was overtaking without observing how clear the road was

joel
4 years ago

something wrong with the MDF vehicles fitness

Awize
Awize
4 years ago
Reply to  joel

RIP

ananveruwa akumalowa
ananveruwa akumalowa
4 years ago

EEEEISH KOMA MA SOLDIERES ATHU NGOZITU ZAONJEZA ETI? ,WAMUYAYADI NDI YEHOVA BASI, SORRY RIP.

chigezero
chigezero
4 years ago

Koma chingelezi ndi chayenidi…”dirty verge”?????? spellinge eish, i feel like vomiting

wahikaya
wahikaya
4 years ago
Reply to  chigezero

kkkkkk tawonga a teacher,,,,kkkkkk

naphili
naphili
4 years ago
Reply to  wahikaya

Come on people! It is always drivers trying to overtake when they are not supposed to.That is the cause of 99% of malawi road accidents.Wake up and learn to drive carefully.

learner
learner
4 years ago
Reply to  chigezero

chavuta chiani apa?

BTN
BTN
4 years ago
Reply to  chigezero

If you consider the passage then you will easily note that a ‘dirty verge’ is meant to be a rough edge of the tarmac. Its good English.

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