A road accident has claimed the life of a 38 year old man by the name of Patrick Ngonya who until his death was district engineer for Nkhata Bay Escom.
Nkhata Bay police public relations officer Ignatius Esau told this publication that during early hours of September 11, 2017 Ngonya was driving a Toyota hilux pick-up with registration number BR 8147 from Chintheche heading towards Dwangwa.
“Upon arrival at Malaza trading center, he failed to negotiate a corner thereby losing control of his motor vehicle. The vehicle overturned once and due to the impact, Patrick Ngonya died on spot due to head injuries whereas the passenger escaped unhurt”, said Esau.
The death of Patrick Ngonya 38 who hailed from Mkombanyama village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa district brings to a total number of four people who have died due to road accidents since the onset of the month of September.