Mzimba accident death toll hits 21

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…. Funeral service held for 19 soldiers

The death toll from Thursday’s road accident involving Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers has reached 21.

The accident occurred at Mapanjira in Mzimba and 19 soldiers were confirmed dead on Thursday.

Malawi Defence Force

A funeral service for the soldiers has been held

Several other soldiers sustained injuries and the MDF says those still admitted at Mzimba District Hospital are stable with others slowly recovering.

A funeral service for the 19 soldiers was held today at Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe with President Peter Mutharika in attendance.

Vice President Saulos Chilima also attended the funeral and the two gave the bereaved families K500,000.

The accident occurred at Mapanjira on the Mzuzu- Kasungu M1 road in Mzimba when the Iveco truck registration number 922 MDF overturned after the driver had failed to negotiate a corner.

There were 60 soldiers in the car a majority of whom were recruits while others were their trainers. They were going to Malawi Armed Forces College (Mafco) in Salima.

Thirteen died on the spot, five upon arrival at Mzimba District Hospital while one died at around 7pm as he was receiving treatment.

Among the injured, twelve were referred to Mzuzu Central Hospital while 30 with minor injuries are being treated at Mzimba District Hospital.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Mulungu ndinu muziwa mathelo amunthu dzina lanu lilemekezeke chinjezo likhale kwaife pokozekeletsa moyo wamthu tingoti mizumu yawo I use memtendere .Amennnnn!!!!!!¡

  2. many don’t understand death. death ain’t bad as people think its the only way to heaven n bible promises us that heaven is a nice place to be. God didn’t creat humanity to be destroyed. if we knew hw good that side is we couldn’t worst time bt to repent n requeste for our departure. lets just repent Jesus difited the death already 2000yrs ago. let’s repent coz we don’t know when its our turn. coz am a human I will say rest in peace brothers

  3. Ili ndi tsiku lomvesa chisoni lomwe anthu amasonkhana kuzachitila umboni zakusiyana nanu,tsiku lomwe umalephela kusazikana ndi wachikondi wako yemwe umagona naye limodzi pamodzi ndi ana ako,tsiku lomwe umalephela kuyankhulana ndi nzako ogwila naye ntchito limodzi,midzimu yanu ikawuse mu mtendele

  4. Sad indeed.Let God intervene Malawi why so many accidents
    Let’s wake up Malawians with prayers.Satan is using us like a ball

  5. My brother what happened to this tragedy, to lose all this family’s, May God bless all the family who lost their family and those who survived ?

  6. Phepani a bale ndi alongo tingodikila pitalayi atithandiza bwanji ma banja anthu tomadalila abale anthu ife .osamakonda kudziwa kuwagwitsa zosayenela kuonetsetsa kumene munawatuma kosayenela kupita owl.mulungu yekha

  7. Its kinda of sad but pena mumazuzanza anthu osalakwa ena owatengatenga kumawasisila njila mutawatenga kale kumaikapo azibale anu, ,anthutu sitose ofanana mitima, ,anywai RIP

  8. In most countries there will be a comprehensive investigation and people will be held accountable but in Malawi????????

  9. Oh man this is such a tragedy. So many losing their lives needlessly. MTSRIP. Such a large number of people losing their lives on Malawian roads this year. Drive safe everyone.

  10. Sorry and RIP all brothers but to me I blame the bosses they buying retreading tyres bcs of cheap and tell to the government higher price the lest money they pu to their accounts that the big problems to the bosses example George Chaponda what he did to us with our president muthalika .corruption too much this country thas y u are killings our future soldiers,stupid peter wamva

  11. Sindine msilikali koma zimandikhuza kuona magalimoto omwe amaperekedwa ku army ndiomwe amapezekanso ndi masiviliani osakhuzana ndiza military mwacisanzo galimoto yacita ngozi ija idafunika kupezeka ndi anzathu aprison osat ku army ndipo kwa mabanja omwe ataya okondedwa awo mulungu awatonthonze

  12. Anthuwa amazitenga ngati nsewu ndiwawo wokha.
    Salemekeza aliyense pansewu.
    Mwina ena ndikupgunzirapo.

    Rest in peace anywhere

  13. Mulungu chinakukomelani polenga anthu ndi manja anu pa dziko lino lapansi, palibe amene anakulamulani.Chomwechonso landilani mizimu ya anawanu omwe azi kwa inu, mizimu yawo iiiwuse mu ntendele.(R.I.P)

  14. May their Souls Rest In Peace and may God’s healing hand be upon those injured and the bereaved famillies thru out ths trying tym

  15. Koma zovuta kwabasi koma pakuti chilichonse chili ndi nthawi tingopempha kuti mizimu yawo iwuse mu mtendere ngati uliko kwa namalengayo ,aaaaaa it’s bad
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  16. Chauta wapatsa,ndipo a chauta omweo atenga!Rest in peace dear brothers…. Manolo nonse ndikuti pepani tikulira nanu limodzi pa nthawi ya zobvutazi,mulungu odziwa kutonthoza akutonthozeni ndithu.

  17. Pepan mizimu yao iuse muntendele ife otsala tisamulilile opita koma tizilile tokha ndimachimo athu popenza imfa ilibe masankho.

  18. Midzimu yawo iutse mutendere palibe chomwe chingakhale chokoma kwa mabanja ofedwa km mulunga yekha odziwa kutothodxa atothodze mabanja ofedwa ifa yosaiwalika

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  20. Parents friends and relatives were looking forward to cheer them during the passin out parade….very sad development

  21. Ngozi Yomvesa Chifundo Iyi, Chipepeso Ofunika apereke m’thawi yabwino kwa mawanja ofedwa osati azapereke mu 2020

  22. Malawi as a nation needs to have special prayers asking GOD almighty to take away tragidies from it and to forgive us in any way we have offended him.May their souls rest in peace,Amen!

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