Six-year-old boy loses limbs after falling from moving train

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.

Lameck moments after the accident
Lameck moments after the accident

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.

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Kaji
Kaji
4 years ago

I am a mother I feel labour pains in my stomach right now please Ministry of Health help the boy as quick as you can.Dont rush to assist wealthy people only.He didnt know what he was doing

Pulezidenti Opuma
Pulezidenti Opuma
4 years ago

Mleleni bwino mwana makolo pulizi chonde…

Noxy
4 years ago

Very sad for the innocent boy.I pray for God’s mercy for soon recovery.

mjiba
mjiba
4 years ago

I am saddened by this tragedy. The young man is lucky to be alive, I thank God for that. Parents please let us take care of our little ones. Communities let us safeguard the lives of our little precious ones. Sad for the new generation.

Winn
Winn
4 years ago

Maybe dress the wounds with some clean clothing instead of posing him for a picture. …while others stand aside… he is six yrs old ..why show his face …

albert
albert
4 years ago

How you know that the boy wanted to steal? Can we talk about accident for now and very sad fore the young man, all of this is because of poverty for our people steeping with empty stomach no food to eat only option is to go and ride a moving train may be he may get something to eat. very sad Poor are getting More Poorer and Richer getting more Richer.

Zinziri
Zinziri
4 years ago
Reply to  albert

Understand the article, he wanted to steal a RIDE not anything else.

Marry Me
Marry Me
4 years ago
Reply to  Zinziri

Zinziri, iuze mbuziyo

Corrector for now
Corrector for now
4 years ago
Reply to  albert

Chizungu chavuta kumvatu apa a Albert!

Kriminal \'A\'
Kriminal \'A\'
4 years ago
Reply to  albert

Gentleman! Or Albert, as you are calling yourself, it appears you don’t understand the English. We are talking about ‘stealing a ride’ here not the ‘stealing’ you are familiar with or you are thinking about. Stealing a ride means riding a moving vehicle without the knowledge of the driver which is what many kids, especially boys, who live along rail lines do. They do this to enjoy the fun that accompanies the activity and not to get something to eat as you are insinuating here. My advice to you is to read and understand the news content before making a… Read more »

Bikoko
Bikoko
4 years ago
Reply to  albert

Get it right please, the boy wanted to steel a ride not products!!!! Mr Arbert your a fool.

The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti
The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti
4 years ago

Tiziyamika ambuye kuti uchitsiru wathu mmene tinali ana siunatiphetse

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