A six-year-old boy in Mchinji is battling for his life at the District Hospital after a moving train he attempted to hitch a ride on and fell from ran over him crushing his both legs which have since been amputated.
Public Relations Officer for Mchinji district Sub Inspector Kaitano Lubrino told Malawi News Agency (Mana) Monday that the accident occurred on Sunday at around 8 a.m. at the rail main station near Masautso Village in the area of traditional Authority (T/A) Mlonyeni in the district.
“The fact is that the victim Lameck Mtonga of Masautso Village was playing along the Railway line. As the train came, he tried to steal a ride and in the process he fell down and eventually the train ran over him,” he said.
Lubrino said the boy currently under observational treatment awaiting referral to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) for rehabilitation services.