A 22 year old woman has been crashed to death by a moving train in Nsanje whilst her child, who was stripped at her back during the accident, is battling for life at hospital.
Dauson Manjolo, ward councillor for the area where the accident occured, said the woman, Ruth Allan, died of her injuries on the spot.
There are conflicting reports on how Allan, who hailed from Masefula Village in Chief Chapananga’s area in Nsanje, died.
The child, who sustained serious life threatening injuries is admitted to Nsanje District Hospital.
Valley Logistics officials are yet to comment on the matter.
Meanwhile, police in Mangochi say three children of the same family died over the weekend in Mangochi after eating poisonous wild tubers which they mistook for yams.
The police said they prepared and cooked the wild tubers whilst their mother was away.
When she came back, she found the children vomiting and they all died at Mangochi District Hospital where they were rushed for treatment.