A 35-year-old rider and a 30-year-old pedestrian have died in a road Accident in Dowa district.
Dowa police spokesperson Richard Kaponda told Malawi24 that the accident occurred on Sunday at Kamkwamba area and involved a Motorcycle registration number MG 3984 Yamaha DT 125.
According to Kaponda, the rider has been identified as John Sayanjana while the pedestrian is Lucius Yakobo.
“The rider who was ridding the motorcycle was coming from the direction of Lumbadzi going towards Dowa Turn Off along Lilongwe-Kasungu M1 Road.
“Upon arrival at Kamkwamba area he lost control of the motorcycle and hit a pedestrian who was going the opposite direction,” Kaponda told Malawi24.
Due to the impact, the pedestrian sustained a fracture on the left lower arm and multiple head injuries and he was pronounced dead upon arrival at Lumbadzi Health Centre.
The rider sustained head injuries and was rushed to Kamuzu Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead while receiving treatment.
John Sayanjana hailed from Matenje Village Traditional Authority Chilipa in Mangochi while Lucius Yakobo came from Mgubo Village, Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa District.