Four people were killed on the
spot Sunday afternoon and 30
others seriously injured in
Salima district in a road
accident that involved two
cruising Toyota Hiace minibuses, police have said.

Salima Police Spokesperson
Gift Chitowe said the accident
occurred at a place called
Nanjoka along the Salima-
Lilongwe road.

Two people including one of
the drivers died on the spot
while two passengers were
pronounced dead upon arrival
at Salima District Hospital.

Minibus accidents:
Common in Malawi

Two more passengers who
were referred to Kamuzu
Central Hospital on Sunday
night passed on while
receiving treatment at the
referral hospital.

Chitowe said the accident
occurred after the deceased
driver of minibus registration
number DZ 2669, Chrispin
Mumba, which was travelling
towards Lilongwe, tried to avoid hitting a cyclist who
had suddenly entered the
road. In the process, Mumba’s
minibus swerved to the right
side and rammed into another,
registration number KA 3153
which was going towards the
Salima direction and driven by Hendrix Chiweta.

Of the 30 survivors, four were
referred to Kamuzu Central
Hospital where two of them
died while receiving
treatment. 25 people are still
admitted at Salima District Hospital.

In a similar, accident Chitowe
said an eight-year-old boy
died on the spot the same day
after he was hit by a vehicle.

The police publicist said the
standard one pupil at Mikute 1
Primary School wanted to
cross the road while running
when he was hit by the

He died due to serious head injuries.

The accident occurred at
Malawi Armed Forces
(MAFCO) College turn off
along the Senga Bay-Salima
road. The vehicle, a Nissan,
registration number BR 9990 was driven by a Malawi
Army officer, Captain
Humphreys Newa.
@Nyasa Times

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