Two die, 40 injured in Mazabuka accident

By Staff Reporter 

Two people have died on the spot while 40 others have been injured in a road accident which ocured on Monday along Lubombo-Nega-Nega road in Mazabuka district.

Southern Province commissioner of police Bonny Kapeso confirmed the development to the media on Monday and said the accident happened at Chilala farm, 32 kilometers east of Mazabuka.

“The mishap involved a freightliner light truck registration number ALF 1537 with a towing trailer registration number EB 240T which was being driven by Oscar Sekeleti aged 35 of Shiringa farm of Mazabuka while laden with about 50 passengers,” said Kapeso. 

He said the accident happened when the rear tail gate of the truck opened and two passengers fell off.

Kapeso said both were run over by the rear trailer and died on the spot.

“Two other passengers namely Chainda Sitali aged 38 of Shiringa farm and Incha Chilinge aged 25 also of Shiringa farm sustained serious injuries and have both been admitted to Victoria Hospital in Mazabuka. The corpses have been conveyed to Mazabuka district hospital mortuary but there are no damages to the motor vehicle,” said Kapeso. 

And Kapeso said Pemba police station on Friday received a report involving a 10 year old boy of Pemba village was found dead in a pool of blood inside a house after being shot in unclear circumstances.

He said the deceased went for holidays together with his elder brother aged 13 to their grandfather Austin Hachaamuna of Malumo area in Muzoka.

Kapeso said police visited the scene and found the body lying on the bed with a bullet wound which entered through the mouth and came out through the head.

He however could not ascertain circumstances behind the death.