Malawi train kills 12 cattle, a driver beaten up
Twelve cows have been killed while two others injured after they were hit by Central East African Railways Train in Malawi’s eastern district of Balaka.
Police say the accident happened at Nkaya ‘Julius village’ just after Mulunguzi Bridge on Wednesday.
“The train was coming from the direction of Liwonde heading Zalewa and upon arrival at Mulunguzi Bridge the locomotive driver Rodgers Piston saw a herd of cattle ahead of him.
“He hooted twice but the cows did not move out the railway line and ended up beating them killing twelve on the spot and injuring two,” says Balaka police spokesperson, Sub-Inspector Joseph Sauka.
Sauka says after the accident the community pounced on the driver and detained the train a development that forced the Police and officers from Central East African Railways head office to rush to the scene.
“The train was released after 5 hours following discussions between the Police, CEAR officials and the owner of the cattle” said Sauka.
Meanwhile, Police has summoned both the owner of the cattle Mr Dickson Chimbalanga and Central East African Railways officials for further discussions.
However, the law clearly states that a railway line premises is a protected area and Police is therefore appealing to the general public not to graze animals along the railway line and to be observant when crossing the railway line.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
ng’ombezo amaweta ndani?
mwalakwitsa kumenya dalaiva.tangogawanani nthumbwanazo ndikumenya amene amakadyetsa ngo’mbe mu njanji.
kukanakhaka kwathu,tikanati ng’ombe zagunda sitima.ndipo abusa amathawiratu kuopa kuthithimulidwa.kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
Leave railway alone,its a protected area. Law is clear,i urge government to sensitise pipo around the railway on this
driver anamenyedwa alakwa chan? Mudzimvere chison
This is trash. The law is clear on this one. It does not even spare a human being, what more about a herd of cows. The number of cows killed has no substance. They were found at the wrong place at the wrong time. Simple!
Ng’ombe mu njanji? Inuyo ndi ng’ombezo mmafunamo chani mu njanji? Kummenya driver? Walakwa chani? Bwanji simumachotsa ng’ombezo driver ataimba belu kokwana kawiri?
nkhani sikuchuluka kwa ngombe apa
Pipo yakhwasula Ku Balaka.
Wolakwa ndi mwin ng’ombeyo komabe pangofunika kumvesetsana kangachepe kwa eni ng’ombezo! pempho amalawi tiyeni tilemekeze malamulo kulakwa ndikumenya a driver,kodi analakwa kuima?ndakhumudwa!