Train controlling officer hit to death by locomotive in Lilongwe

What started as a normal operation at Kanengo Railway Station ended in tragedy when a locomotive hit to death the Station Master following a communication breakdown between him and the locomotive’s driver.

Spokesperson for Kanengo Police, Salomy Zgambo Chibwana said the incident occurred on Tuesday around 15:00hrs and identified the deceased as Vincent Akim, aged 26.

On the material day, according to Chibwana, the victim was controlling a locomotive which was to hook with a trailer carrying bags of fertiliser.

“Vincent was communicating with the driver of locomotive through a wireless radio, a system that is used there. But it appears there was a communication failure as the two could not hear each other. Vincent was advising the driver to stop, but he could not stop kept reversing and ended up hitting the Station Master who was to join the locomotive and the trailer.

“People tried to rescue him but it was too late as the locomotive crushed his waist and he died on the spot. Postmortem indicated that death was due to shock and loss of blood,” explained Chibwana.

Akim hailed from Mwandawaka village, Traditional Authority Zulu in Mchinji district.

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Samuel
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Samuel

Network silibwino chonde MACCRA tithandizeni maunits angothera halo, halo, halo anthu osamvana. Kodi machine udagulawa othandiza kuti dropping calls zizichepa akutani? TNNM ndi AIRTELL akutibera kwambiri. Akukanika kukonza network zawo koma bize ndi mipikisano. May his soul rest in peace.

Quali
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Quali

Sign of high levels of inefficiency amongst Malawian professionals.

WINIKO MASANGWI KALIATI
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WINIKO MASANGWI KALIATI

This is very sad. But when he saw the train was not stopping why didn’t he just move?

ndadabwa
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amwe a ndendeuli mmwe alibwala

ndadabwa
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very sad

Gwamula
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Gwamula

Sincere condolences to the family of Vincent Akim.
To the employer, I ope this shall serve as a huge lesson to ensure that occupation health and safety is prioritised. Your technical employees are exposed to various dangerous situations in their daily work and it is of paramount importance that risks are checked and reduced to the acceptable optimal levels. I also trust that the family of the deceased will be compensated accordingly.

James
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James

Sad

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Taking Midori while on duty is not good

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