One dead  several injured in chitipa



One dead, several injured on road accident in Chitipa

Malawi Police Service vehicle overturned several times in the wee hours of Wednesday killing one person and injuring many others in Chitipa district.


Chitipa Police Public Relations Officer Glado Simwaka told MBC that, the vehicle number MP 2122 was coming from Misuku in the district and as it was descending Kelenge Hills where the driver of the vehicle is believed to have lost control of the vehicle and later overturned.

“The vehicle had 13 people on board, driver inclusive, and as the vehicle was descending the hills the driver couldn’t control the vehicle before hitting a tree and overturned,” said Simwaka.

“In the vehicle there was a prosecution team from police, prison officers, authorities from the judiciary who were coming from court proceedings at Misuku,” Simwaka added.

The Police Publicist said following the accident, the victims were rushed to Chitipa district Hospital where the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile 12 other people have sustained serious injuries and are receiving treatment at Chitipa District Hospital.