A Zimbabwean has died after his Range Rover overturned when he attempted to overtake a minibus in Nkhotakota district.
According to an eyewitness William Pota, the deceased has been identified as Fazir Muhammad who was popularly known as Jay Jay.
Pota said Muhammad was driving the Range Rover registration number B4590X and in the car there were four passengers.
“The driver was drunk and when he reached at Saint John’s Anglican Church at Sani Area on his way from Nkhotakota Trading Centre to his home he wanted to overtake a minibus but he failed to control the vehicle,” said Pota.
The other four passengers sustained minor injuries and together with Muhammad were rushed to Nkhotakota District Hospital for medical help but the driver was later rushed to Kamuzu Central Hospital. Upon reaching Kamuzu Central Hospital Muhammad was pronounced dead.
The remains of Muhammad are currently at Nkhotakota District Hospital and he will be laid to rest on Thursday in Nkhandwe Village, Traditional Authority Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota.
In a related development, a pedal cyclist and a female pedestrian have been killed after the driver of a Toyota Opa lost control of the vehicle and struck the two in Dedza.
Dedza police deputy publicist Cassim Manda identified the cyclist as Arnold Bernard Wanda, 22, and the pedestrian as Mulire Kachala, 44.
According to Manda, the accident occurred on Wednesday at about 1pm at Kalinyeke area along M1 road.
He said the Toyota Opa Saloon registration number CZ5060 which was being driven by Onesimo Mkandanjiwa was coming from Lilongwe going towards Ntcheu direction with four passengers on board.
When it reached Kalinyeke the vehicle hit to death the cyclist who was heading towards the same direction on the same side.
After the impact, the driver lost control of the vehicle and went to the right side where he also struck to death the pedestrian, Mulire Kachala.
The vehicle then hit a kitchen in which a woman was cooking at a house near the road before smashing into a house where it stopped.
The woman in the kitchen and all passengers in the vehicle escaped with minor injuries.
Meanwhile, the police are investigating to establish the cause of the accident but Manda has advised road users to observe rules in order to reduce road accidents.