Road accidents kill close to 1, 300 Malawians every year.

NINETEEN people survived a road accident in which a two-tonner carrying congregants of African church overturned in Malawi’s central region district of Mchinji.

According to eye witnesses, the victims were among 22 Christians who were travelling from the capital Lilongwe to Mchinji for a meeting.

Reports further indicate that the driver of the vehicle failed to negotiate a corner due to over speeding.

In the process passengers started falling off the lorry, and by the time it was overturning there was no passenger in the vehicle.

Meanwhile, the victims have been referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital city for treatment.

So far no death has been reported, but there are some serious injuries with some passengers sustaining head injuries, broken arms and legs.

The driver is currently in police custody.

Police records indicate that road accidents kill about 1, 300 Malawians every year.


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