KARONGA, (MaraviPost): Three people have died and 15 other injured on Monday afternoon in a fatal road accident in Karonga the northern district of Malawi police have confirmed.
The accident occurred along
main road at Mwenilondo in the area of traditional authority Kyungu.
According to Karonga police deputy spokesperson George Mlewa, they suspect that the accident was due to over speeding but they are still investigating the cause.
“Of course three passengers died on the same spot but 15 are battling for their lives at Karonga district hospital,” said Mlewa.
“People board the vehicle at the time of the incident was 18 however, out of 15 injured the lives of 4 people is at stack stage,” he added.
Mlewa disclosed that the identification of the deceased is underway.
According to the district deputy police spokesperson, the car was a Toyota Hiace registration number LL 1801.
Cases of road accident are rampant in Karonga district due to over speeding as well as lack of road signs.
Recently a vehicle of the police killed widow of the former Paramount Chief Kyungu due to reckless driving.