A sombre mood engulfed Chaphulika Village which is under Traditional Authority Zilakoma in Nkhata Bay district after a 15 year old boy identified as Frank Manda died in a road accident on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Chintheche in the district.
Nkhata Bay police relations officer Cecilia Mfune told News Watch Reviews that the accident involved motor vehicle with registration number KK 2003 Mazda bongo driven by William Banda who was coming from Dwangwa heading towards Chintheche.
“Upon reaching Kadula area, the driver saw a pedal cyclist heading same direction carrying two pillion passengers. As he was driving closer ,the cyclist was trying to change direction from left to right hand side of the road and suddenly the deceased jumped from the moving bicycle and landed crushing his head on the middle of the road and the on coming vehicle run over his left leg”, said Cecilia.
Cecilia said the deceased died upon reaching Nkhata Bay district Hospital due to multiple fracture of the leg and head injuries.
Police in the district are urging all road users to be cautious when using the roads to avoid such incidents.