4 October 2016 Last updated at: 9:31 AM

Rise in road deaths worry Malawi Police

The Malawi Police Service says it is saddened by the increase in road accidents in the country.

Inspector General of Malawi Police Lexten Kachama said it is very worrisome to see that instead of the road accidents being reduced, they are rising.

Dedza Accident

Accidents on the rise. (Library)

“Malawi is one of the peaceful countries, it is one of the countries in the world where there is no civil war and there is no shedding of blood due to fighting.”

“The blood which we are seeing now is through the road accidents which is a very pathetic situation. So we are making it possible that whilst we are reducing number of crimes, we should also reduce the number of road accidents happening,” said Kachama.

He further condemned all business practitioners who transport people on top of their loaded trucks saying the practice is as well contributing to road accidents.

The police chief however urged the public to work hand in hand with the police in order to reduce the number of road accidents.

He also warned all careless road users that they will be dealt with accordingly. Over the last month, the Malawi police registered over ten road accidents which claimed 20 lives.

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