Passengers, NRC Students in road accident

Almost 13 passengers including some students at Natural Resource College (NRC)  have survived a road accident in Ntcheu district on Friday, police have confirmed.

The accident occurred due to over-speeding when a minibus they were travelling in overturned several times at a place called Chikhamwazi which is between Lizulu and Njolomole in the district.

According to Ntcheu police Publicist Hastings Chigalu, the minibus registration RU 1436 overturned several time down a hill when the driver failed to negotiate a corner due to over-speeding.

“Fortunately, it was not fatal as some passengers sustained minor injuries and were treated as outpatients at Ntcheu District Hospital,” explained Chigalu.

The accident occurred just days after a mother and her son lost their lives in another accident in the district involving a Kabaza bicycle and a truck.

“We advise motorists to observe speed limits. To passengers, safety begins with them; they should not wait for law-enforcers to intervene when they notice drivers over-speeding. They have a role also to play in helping the police minimizing road accidents that are claiming a lot of precious lives on our roads each and every day.”

In January alone the district recorded six road accidents that claimed six lives.

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Some of minibus drivers are too rude to be advised. Minibus owners and Police please assist, we should n`t loose our beloved relatives due to carelessness of drivers.


Hear the name “Chikhamwazi” For sure? How do you stop terrible things like those in such places?


Chikhamwazi has no negative connotations. It is the locational issues about the terrain in the area near Njolomole or Lakeview which undulate and cause the road to bend and bend again and to require driver to exercise extreme care and patience.

The article actually refers to overspeeding. So forgive Chikhamwazi or Chimkuluchina or such other poetic semantics of the linguistically gifted people of Ntcheu


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