Road accident kills three in Dowa

By Chisomo Phiri

It is reported that three people have died while 11 others have sustained various degrees of injuries following a road accident involving a minibus at Lumbadzi Bridge near Msambo Trading Centre in Dowa.

Dowa Police Station spokesperson Gladson M’bumpha has confirmed of the accident, saying the incident happened at around 5pm on Monday.

According to M’bumpha, the driver of the vehicle in question lost control due to overspeeding and the vehicle plunged into the river.

M’bumpha adds that the driver is currently on the run.

Two deceased persons are Magret Msenga, 46, of Kalulu Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Chimutu and Egifa Mnjolo, 35, of Mwenda Village in Traditional Authority(TA) Malili, all from Lilongwe while the third deceased person is yet to be identified.