Teenager killed in road accident


A 15-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle as he was crossing the road in Mangochi district.

Mangochi Police Spokesperson Rodrick Maida has identified the teenage boy as Rajab Mwamadi who died on Wednesday at Kapyepye Village, Traditional Authority Chimwala in the district.

According to Maida, Geoffrey Nyabanga was driving a Blantyre Newspaper Limited Toyota Hilux pick up 1 tonner from direction of Liwonde heading to Mangochi.

Upon arrival at Kapyepye Village, he hit Rajab who was crossing the road from right to left hand side.

“As a result the pedestrian sustained multiple head injuries, fractured both legs and died on the spot,” said Maida.

Postmortem conducted at Mangochi District Hospital revealed that death was due to multiple head injuries.

Meanwhile police in the district are advising drivers to avoid overspeeding in order to stay away from reoccurrence of similar avoidable road accidents.