Tuesday, March 5, 2024
AccidentLocal Malawi News


A 24-year-old man died at Mponela in Dowa Thursday morning after falling from a moving vehicle at Kamphinda Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Dzoole, Dowa, Police have confirmed.

The victim, who was travelling from Mponela Trading Centre going to his home, has been identified as Paul Katsinje who hailed from Kasonkhola Village, TA Kalumo in Ntchisi.

On this fateful day, the deceased and other passengers boarded a Benz Truck registration number NS 6376, which was being driven by 25-year-old Misheck Magetsi.

Upon arrival at Kaphinda Village, the deceased and another passenger fell from the moving vehicle when it was passing on a drift.

“Due to the impact, Katsinje sustained severe head injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mponela Rural Hospital, said Mponela Police Station Public Relations Officer, Macpatson Msadala.

Meanwhile, the driver, Misheck Magetsi who hails from Chibazi Village, TA Msakambewa, Dowa is in police custody awaiting court appearance to answer a charge of causing death by reckless driving.

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