Teenager hit by car while opening gate

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A 17 year-old boy in Mzuzu city has died after being crushed between a steel gate and the wall of a fence.

According to Martin Bwanali who is Mzuzu Police Public Relations Officer, the boy Gift Theu who was living with his parents at Hilltop location in the city, died on Wednesday after being wrecked between a steel gate door and a fence wall.

PoliceBwanali said on 31st May this year at around 21:00 hours, Mr Yotamu Theu, 52, who is father to the deceased was driving a two tonner Mazda pickup registration number KK 6525 from the city to his house.

When he reached the entrance at his home, his son Gift rushed to open the gate.

The boy opened the gate in such a way that he stood behind the steel gate door he was opening. His father did not wait for the gate door to be fully wide opened but forced himself by driving in. He unknowingly crushed his son between the gate and the fence wall. The boy was hit hard on the chest and shouted “dad!”

The father stopped the vehicle and found the son in pains. He was rushed to Mapale health centre where due to his condition he was referred to Mzuzu Central Hospital the same night.

The boy died on 01st June 2016 while receiving treatment in the ICU ward. Medical reports indicated that death was due to internal injuries.

Meanwhile Police in Mzuzu are warning people to be vigilant and careful when they are opening gates for vehicles to avoid unnecessary deaths.

The deceased Gift comes from Malengasanga village, Traditional Authority Fukamapiri in Nkhatabay District.

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102 Comments

  1. Amalawi mulungu akukhululukireni. Basi chomwe mumadziwa inu ndi kunyoza anzanu?Simuzatukuka ngakhale pang’ono.Enanu mumasangalala zovuta ngati izi zikachitika.Tsegulani maso musagone,zamitundu ukakambe kunyumba kwako apa ai.Chitseko cha tribalism chinatsekedwa kale ndi Yesu

  2. RIP my bro.I kno de whole story…I were on bed no.31b & him no.32b in male surgical ward at mzuzu central hospital

  3. Someone is concerned with the tribalistic comments kuti ndi ngozi and yet peter atagwa some day atumbuka ndiye anali patsogolo kunyoza mmalo mopepesa pa ngoziyo. Lets learn to be sober wene mpoto otherwise we promote hatred by hate jargons like ‘chindere chakufikapo’, mapwevupwevu gvt’ etc phepani wanangwa.

  4. our prayers are with your family…especially for the dad, this must really be hard on him….but the Lord is close to the broken hearted…turn to the Lord during this time….sorry for your loss

  5. Thats So Sad And So Hard To Believe, But Things Happen And Humans Make Errors So Even If We Give Stupid Coments We R Not The Wisest Of All Who R Missing Gift. My Condolence To The Theu Family, May Gift’s Soul In Peace Rest.

  6. Thats So Sad And So Hard To Believe, But Things Happen And Humans Make Errors So Even If We Give Stupid Coments We R Not The Wisest Of All Who R Missing Gift. My Condolence To The Theu Family, May Gift’s Soul In Peace Rest.

  7. You dont know where these people are coming from may be they are from south what gone say bt bcoz u hate atumbuka

  8. MHSRIP…so tribalism is gradually deepening in Malawi. Imean whats d connection here btwn the loss en acertain tribe of pipo….it would have occured in the central, easten even southen coz this was just an accident….yu are embarrasing some of us

  9. MHSRIP…so tribalism is gradually deepening in Malawi. Imean whats d connection here btwn the loss en acertain tribe of pipo….it would have occured in the central, easten even southen coz this was just an accident….yu are embarrasing some of us

  10. Oooo zakhalabwanji? Otsamanyoza akunyozawo anazolowela kutu kwana mmakwawo otsamadabwa nazo zinazi once ali mmalawi kupusa

  11. Kmanso guyz tiyeni tisiye zomangopanga coment yonyoza ntundu waanthu tonse ndife amalawi,kuchokera kunsanje mpaka chitipa,ndiife amodzi chonde chonde,palibe nkhani yamtundu apa,nkhani yachisoni iyi,ine ngoni ndayankula.

  12. So sad may his soul rest in peace,please anthu amene mulungu wakupatsani zoyendera izi kumakhala tcheru nthawi,any second kwawoyendetsa chinthu kupanda kuganiza bwino imakhala ngozi,munkhaniyi ndamva kt bambowo adangolowa mwachangu gate isanatseguke bwinobwino,amathamangira chiyani?its not intention,but there was no seriousness.

  13. A Malawi tiyeni tizitha kulemba zinthu zina potengera ndi nkhani yake, nkhani yomvesa chisoni ngati imeneyi ndiye ena nkumati mtumbuka ndikhalidwe lake, sizabwino zimenezi ayi, ngozi siitengera kuti ndiwe ndani? Tiyeni tikondane tonse ndi a Malawi no matter kuti umachokera kuti? Malawi nchifukwa sitizatukuka cz ndiye anthu ansankho, osowa chikondi

  14. A Malawi tiyeni tizitha kulemba zinthu zina potengera ndi nkhani yake, nkhani yomvesa chisoni ngati imeneyi ndiye ena nkumati mtumbuka ndikhalidwe lake, sizabwino zimenezi ayi, ngozi siitengera kuti ndiwe ndani? Tiyeni tikondane tonse ndi a Malawi no matter kuti umachokera kuti? Malawi nchifukwa sitizatukuka cz ndiye anthu ansankho, osowa chikondi

  15. Am just surprised with some comments here. My dad didn’t kill my brother intentionally and and as u read, he didn’t know there was someone and as always when opening the gate we don’t stand behind it.We loved Gift and its was an accident.

  16. Am just surprised with some comments here. My dad didn’t kill my brother intentionally and and as u read, he didn’t know there was someone and as always when opening the gate we don’t stand behind it.We loved Gift and its was an accident.

  17. Talongosola bwinobwino;ukuti Mwana ameneyi amagwira nthito?Ngati mkwawo driver anali bwinobwino?Pakufunika fair judgement driveryo laif imprisonment.May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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