Standard Eight Pupil Killed In A Hit And Run; Four Others Injured.

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Malawi Police in Mzuzu are looking for a driver who only identified as Suzgo for causing death of a pupil identified as Sizwe Kunkuyu, 13 years in a hit and run road accident.

Information from the Police made available to News Watch Reviews stipulates that the standard eight pupil who was expected to sit for maneb exams tomorrow, met his fate as he was escorting his friends after classes at Mzuzu CCAP Primary School.

“The driver, was driving a vehicle, registration number, NS 2021, Toyota Corolla, from the direction of Nkhata Bay going towards Mzuzu city”, said Mzuzu Police deputy spokesperson Cecilia Mfune.

She added, “upon reaching Malawi Broadcasting Cooperation (MBC) studios area at Kaning’ina, due to overspeeding, he lost control of the said vehicle and it swerved to extreme left off the road and hit five pedestrians in the process”, she said.

The pupil died on spot after sustaining head injuries while the other four pupils sustained serious injuries and they have been rushed to Mzuzu Central Hospital for further treatment.
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The driver did not stop and efforts are underway to apprehend him.

‬In another development, two passengers died on spot on May 15, 2017 at Elamuleni area in another road accident.

The accident involved a truck registration number MJ 4951/DO 2487 ERF which was loaded with bags of flour and it was coming from Blantyre going to Mzuzu with five passengers and an assistant on board.

“At around 0500hrs, upon reaching Elamuleni area, the driver failed to negotiate a corner due to overspeeding and the truck over turned”, said Cecilia.

The two unknown passengers, male and female, died on spot while the three others including the assistant sustained minor injuries.

The driver ran away soon after the accident.

Bodies are being kept at Mzuzu Central Hospital mortuary.

As efforts are under way to arrest the driver, Police are asking public to assist in terracing their whereabouts so that the law should take its cause.



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