Truck carrying charcoal burns to ashes

Blantyre truck

A Scania truck carrying charcoal has burnt to ashes this morning in the commercial city of Blantyre.

Blantyre truck
Burnt.

Confirming to Malawi24, Chileka police spokesperson Grace Mwale said the truck registration number MHG 4040 belonged to Yenkha Transport and was loaded with 236 bags of charcoal.

Mwale added that the truck which was being driven by Gerrard Haswel was coming from Mwanza district and the charcoal was expected to be offloaded in Zingwangwa Township.

“The vehicle carried 236 bags of charcoal from Mwanza to Zingwangwa but at the road block when the officers were about to start checking, fire started at the back,” said Mwale.

A Malawi24 crew visited the scene and found the fire still burning as efforts to put it out yielded nothing.

Investigations are now underway to establish the cause of fire.

Haswel hails from Mangwalala village, Traditional Authority (TA) Changata in Thyolo district.

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47 Comments

  1. VERY BAD INDEED, the owner has lost the vehicle and the trader has lost money

  2. Iiii so sad, zimachitika, i hope panali makala omwe anali osazima ndi ndimphepo amangonyeka mpaka moto kubuka. Madriver enanu tengelaniponi phunzilo

  3. ESCOM power very expensive, Corruption @ roadblocks, Ministry of Natural Resources’ (Forestry Dept) nonexistance or busy on minning for a better loot while forests one day become rock & soil, assistance to landslides & floods victims becoming another income for those responsible for distributions in Government & NGOs

  4. Ayi Sizinayambe Lero Zimachitika Zimenezo Mwamwambo, Pepani

  5. Why Police,the answer is straight forward the charcoal had fire s

  6. Bomalo ndilautsilu anthuomweamagulitsamakala ndiosauka amapezakachakudya fiziaana akagululitsa makala ntchitozikusowa palibepran yakutiithandizeosauka kutiapezechochita awalekeathu adulamitengopamindayagogoawo ndicholowachao. Adachipeza piterweusadaganizekutiudzakhalapresdent or kamuzubanda kodidzikoli mwayesangatikumalisechekwaazikazianueti? Ndalamazabomamube,anthu ayesekudzithandizamukuwalandakatunduifeamalawiosaukafetitani? Tifekodidzikongatisilathu! Uchitsiluumeneutheletu

    1. We cannot all afford to use electricity as a mode of cooking.There’s & the difference shal always be there 4eva,ena kuphikira magetsi ena makala or nkhuni

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