16 April 2014

Malawi: School Boy Hit to Death By Speeding Vehicle At Liwonde

Machinga — A Liwonde Community Day Secondary School Form Two student, Yohane Kasola, 17, died on the spot after a Toyota Hilux hit him as he was cycling along the main road at Mtubwi in Liwonde Township in Machinga Tuesday afternoon.

Police Public Relations Officer, Constable Andrew Mayawo, confirmed the incident to Malawi News Agency (Mana), saying the student was cycling home from school where he had special classes in preparation for the June Junior Certificate Examinations.

Mayawo said the vehicle which was heading towards Liwonde Township hit the boy who was cycling the opposite direction.

He sustained multiple and severe fractures while his bicycle was extensively damaged as the vehicle's windscreen is damaged, bonnet depressed due to hard impact.

The driver Robex Chinthu Banda, 45 was released after his statement was taken at Liwonde Police.

"He has a case to answer," Mayawo added.

Chinthu Banda, who works for Blantyre based KC Building Construction Company, was driving a Toyota Hilux vehicle registration number BM 8597.

He comes from Kasela Village, Traditional Authority Njombwa in Kasungu while the school boy came from Batoni Village, Traditional Authority Sitola in Machinga.

The Mtubwi section of the main road has a lot of potholes which inconvenience both motorists and cyclists.

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