Mother and son killed in Ntcheu fatal accident near Uncle B pub – Malawi Police

A fatal road accident has claimed lives of a mother and her son on the morning of Wednesday February 1, 2017 in Ntcheu district, Malawi police have confirmed.

Chigalu: Confirms death of two

The accident occurred at a Mphate Trading Centre near Uncle B Bottle Store along Ntcheu-Balaka M1 road.

Police have identified the deceased as Evelesi Tchado, 31, and six-year-old Anthony Tchado both from Zammiba village, T/A Nsamala in Balaka district.

Ntcheu police Public Relations Officer, Hastings Chigalu said the accident occurred at around 8:45am when a trailer of a truck hit a Kabaza bicycle that was carrying the deceased.

“The cyclist Boniface Huwa 23 years-old switched lanes without checking if at all any vehicle was coming on his way. In the process he was hit by a trailer of freightliner truck registration CZ120, belonging to Zachilomwe transport,” explained Chigalu.

“It is said that the cyclist was trying to avoid a stationary vehicle that was parked to the offside lane.”

Evelesi and Anthony died on spot due to head injuries and loss of blood. The cyclist escaped with minor injuries.

Meanwhile, both bodies are now at Ntcheu district Hospital mortuary, and the driver is under police custody.

“Police is reminding all road users including cyclists to observe road regulations at all times. These precious lives could have been saved had it been that same were followed.”

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masautso
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terrible and very bad. Ambuye muwatonthoze anafedwa.

jj
Guest

It’s pathetic to say the least.

These lives could have been saved if the cyclist observed all rules and regulations before switching lanes. I was one exposed to the same circumstance, lucky enough the cyclist was able to go back to his lane after a foiled attempt to cross. Of course I had to stop him from switching lanes and rebuked him sternly afterwards and there was an oncoming speeding car.

May these gentle souls rest peace.

To my country with love!!

Ntumbuka
Guest

May their souls rest in peace.

I say ban all kabaza and motorbike taxis. The pedlars do not bother to read the highway code yet carry lives. It is all the fault of two chawa people Bakili Muluzi and Abiti Ntila who introduced these stone age public transport. Get rid of them and have more civilized modes of public transport.

kenzo
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Sorry my sister inlaw and my son may your soul rest in eternal peace

tennyson mtileni
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May The Almighty Lord be with all those touched RIP to both.

John Mlangali
Guest

Lunzu Police regularly conducts civic education to Kabaza to the extend that it established a registry for Kabaza where each bike has a number plate starting with LZ… Th only challenge Lunzu police are facing is of motor bike taxi as they remain unregistered, no MRA duty and no helmets, no licenses, etc

avide
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please, road traffic police regulate these bicycle taxi operators. Conduct the high way code clinics with all kabaza operators.issue certificates to those who qualify to avoid unnecessary loss of life.RIP mother and child

thope
Guest

may there soul rest in peace i hope its 2017 not 2917….

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