Road accident claims two lives in Dedza

Two people have died while several others have sustained serious injuries as the vehicle they were travelling in overturned several times in Dedza.

Dedza police station deputy publicist Sergeant Cassim Manda said the accident occurred on January 2, 2020 at Mazanjala area near Mandaafisi along Ntcheu-Dedza M1 road.

He said the driver Patrick Nkhata was driving a Motor vehicle registration number NE 5669 from Ntcheu direction heading towards Dedza with15 passengers on board.

“Upon arrival at Mazanjala near Manda-afisi, Nkhata started overtaking unknown motor vehicle,” Manda said.

“Due to overspeeding, he lost control of vehicle and went to the extreme verge of the road where he overturned several times.”

Manda said two male passengers whose particulars are not known were pronounced dead on arrival at Dedza District Hospital, while nine others have been admitted after sustaining serious injuries.

The driver Nkhata has been treated as an outpatient.

Patrick Nkhata 28, hails from Kalimwina village, traditional authority Tsabango in Lilongwe district.

About Augustine Muwotcha

View all posts by Augustine Muwotcha →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *