One dies in Nkhata Bay road accident


A 29-year-old motocyclist McNoel Chirwa, has died and one severely injured after he plunged into a stationary Freightliner truck at Kawalazi turn-off along Nkhata Bay – Mzuzu M5 road in Nkhata Bay District on Saturday.

According to reports, Chirwa was on June 4, 2022 evening, riding a Kinglion motor bike from Nkhata Bay direction heading towards Mzuzu with a female pillion passenger Monica Matilda Manda.

Upon arrival at the material place, he failed to negotiate a left bend and eventually landed into a stationary Freightliner truck registration number CP5378/CP9468.

Following the impact, Chirwa sustained severe head injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Nkhata Bay District Hospital while the passenger who is currently receiving treatment at the hospital, sustained a cut on the fore-head.

An autopsy conducted on the deceased has revealed that he died due to excessive loss of blood secondary to the head injuries.

Meanwhile, police in the district are advising all road users to make sure they adhere to traffic rules and regulations to prevent such accidents.

McNoel Chirwa hailed from Dizi Village in Traditional Authority Kabunduli in Nkhata Bay District.

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