Very old tree falls on vendors

A vendor has been killed and four others injured after an old tree under which they were plying their trade fell on them at Bwanje Irrigation scheme trading centre in Dedxa.

Dedxa police deputy spokesperson constable Cassim Manda has identified the deceased as Chilungo Ragabu aged 51 from Fole village TA Kachindamoto in the district.

Meanwhile, a 17 year old boy has died after the vehicle hit him along Liwonde Mangochi road.

Confirming the accident Mangochi police assistant public relations officer Amina Tepani Daudi said the deceased came from Kapyepye village TA Chimwala in the district.

“The vehicle which was carrying empty crates of chicken was being driven by Mbwana Amini aged 63 of Kwiputi village TA Jalasi in Mangochi,” Daudi told radio Islam.

She said Amini lost control when he was passing by another motor vehicle and swerved to the verge where it hit the boy.

He sustained severe internal injuries and died on spot

Daudi said the motor vehicle was not damaged and the driver will answer the charge of causing death by reckless driving.

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