A driver and one student from Faith Private Secondary School in Chitipa District have died while eight other female students from the same school have escaped with different degrees of injuries after the vehicle they were travelling in from Chitipa District to Karonga was involved in a road accident.
The accident happened in the afternoon of December 14,2022 in Tenenthe hills in Karonga District along Chitipa-Karonga M26 Road.
The driver who was driving Toyota Sienta registration number CP 7672 has been identified as a 32-year-old Lusubilo Karambo from Mwangolera Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kyungu while the other deceased girl is Lilian Mkandawire,19 from Mwamusaku Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kilupula both in Karonga District.
Investigations indicate that the said driver lost control of the motor vehicle after one of the front tyres got burst as a result the vehicle over turned twice.
Lusubilo Karambo and Lilian Mkandawire were pronounced dead upon arrival at Karonga District Hospital due to internal and head injuries respectively while the rest of eight girls who escaped with different degrees of injuries are being treated at the same hospital.