A Malawian man in Thyolo has died after being crushed by a log he was carrying when he was helping in the construction of a bridge on Thursday at Dzungu village in the district.
According to deputy spokesperson for Southern Region police headquarters Widson Nhlane, the deceased has been identified as 42 year old Elias Jammu.
“The deceased was helping in a village bridge construction project together with other villagers when the log he was carrying crushed him on his head,” said Nhlane.
He further said that after the incident he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Elias Jammu hails from Dzungu village Traditional Authority Bvumbwe in Thyolo district.