Dausi cheers casualties of Chiradzulu accident

Six out of 15 victims of the Chiradzulu accident have been discharged, a hospital official said on Thursday.

The 15 were referred to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre after sustaining various degrees of injuries.

28 people were injured when a lorry they were traveling in on their way to attend commemorations marking the Chilembwe Day overturned at Chisombezi, in Chiradzulu District on January 15.

Five people died following the incident.

On Thursday, Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi, who is also responsible for disaster management affairs cheered up the victims at the hospital.

Dausi, who was flanked by his Deputy Charles Mchacha and Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs, Ernest Kantchentche, commended hospital personnel for their tireless efforts in ensuring quick recovery of the injured.

QECH Chief Surgeon Kondwani Chalulu told Dausi that the patients’ condition was stable and he expects them to recover soon.

Government, through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA has provided financial support towards the funeral ceremonies for the departed.

Government has also provided financial support towards medical expenses for the injured.

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