One dies, others sustain serious injuries in Chiradzulu road accident


A 28-year-old woman identified as Patient Namuku has died while others have sustained serious injuries in a road accident that occurs in Chiradzulu along Phalombe road.

A motor vehicle registration number CZ 7735 has been involved in accidents on Tuesday Morning, Chiradzulu police confirmed.

Chiradzulu Police Station spokesperson Innocent Moses has since told The Malawi Guardian that the accident happened morning hours of Tuesday.

Moses added that on this fateful day, the driver identified as Richard Katawala was coming from Direction of Limbe going to Phalombe along Phalombe-Chiradzulu and upon arrival at a certain bridge proximal Phalombe Forest Office the driver failed to negotiate a sharp corner and the vehicle went straight and fall into the near side bridge.

The decesead who is from Napali Village, in Traditional Authority Kadewere in Chiradzulu sustained a head injury due to the impact of the accident and was confirmed death upon arrival at the Chiradzulu District Hospital.

Meanwhile, other who have sustained various degrees of injuries are currently receiving medical treatment at the mentioned facility.

The motor vehicle got extensively damaged due to the impact of the accident.

Police in the district are appealing to all road users to always stick to road safety measures to reduce cases of road accidents in the district.

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