No death at Mibawa after tree falls, dozens injured – Malawi Police

Malawi Police have disputed social media speculation that some people died when a  large tree fell  at  Mibawa Bus Terminal in  the commercial capital Blantyre hitting on minibuses and injured dozens of people.

Mibawa accident
Mibawa accident
Mibawa accident

The accident happened on Wednesday afternoon following heavy downpour accompanied by hail stom experienced in the city.

Speculation went rife on social media  that death toll increased following the incident, but Blantyre police said there has been no death recorded.

“Fortunately, there weren’t people that died but a number were injured by the tree collapse,” spokesperson for Blantyre Police Station Andrew Mayawo said.

Mayawo said police are yet to establish the number of casualties and mini buses that have been damaged.

He said victims were taken to Queen Elizabeth Central hospital for treatment.

The hopsital administrator Themba Mhango said only a driver of the worst hit minibus remains hospitalised as other victims were treated as  outpatients.

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7 years ago


7 years ago

Gvt need to help those cars affected

Lt. Frazer Chakhaza
7 years ago

This is a very sad development bearing in mind that Mini Bus Owners Association of Malawi General Secretary Cloaxely Kamange said that they approached Blantyre City Council to prune or completely cut down some of the trees that posed danger to mini bus operators and commuters. I have high respect for Mr. Anthony Kasunda, public relations officer/spokesperson for Blantyre City Council but it was naive for him to say that Blantyre City Council failed to prune or cut these trees because the public was against the idea of cutting trees. This is not true. What people said was that City… Read more »

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