Road accident kills one in Nkhotakota


A 37-year-old man died on Monday after being hit by a motor vehicle in Nkhotakota.

The victim, Allan Bizilio, was struck by the car at Chia village along Salima-Nkhotakota M5 road.

Nkhotakota police deputy spokesperson Paul Malimwe said Olivia Liwewe aged 60 was driving a Toyota Sienta registration number KK6761 heading to Nkhotakota from Salima district direction.

According to Malimwe, upon arrival at Chia village after passing Chia Trading Centre, she lost control of the car.

“The vehicle went to the extreme right of the road and hit a pedestrian who was walking towards the same direction but on the different side of the road,” Malimwe told Malawi24.

Due to the impact, the victim died on the spot due to severe head injuries and loss of blood.

The deceased, Allan Bizilio, hailed from Chiula village, Traditional Authority Kalimanjira in Nkhotakota.

Meanwhile, Police are reminding all road users to observe traffic regulations to avoid similar deaths.




  1. Honestly speaking Salima – Dwangwa Road is a death trap. The road is in bad shape, in fact there’s no road for cars in this stretch bit for pedestrian and bicycles. The most unfortunate thing is that the government is just very quite about the danger of this road. This is the road which gives sugar on the table of the state house, on the table of the Minister of Transport bit NO attention is being given to this death trap road. Because of the poor policies by our government : I love too can not take a serious cooperate responsibility of channeling the profits towards the construction of this road which gives them business. Malawi is indeed for sale and no one cares