A woman dies in Dedza after being hit by a car


By  Sellah Singini

A 25 year old woman died in Dedza on Sunday after she was hit by a Toyota Ractis registration number BLK 145.

According to Dedza Police Public Relations Officer, Sub Inspector Edward Kabango, the woman has been identified as Esther Kandodo from Nyama village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kasumbu in Dedza .

“The motor vehicle was going to Lilongwe from the direction of Dedza. Upon arrival at Dauya village at around 1800 hours, the driver, Mike Banda aged 35 from Ajibu village, T/A Tambala lost control due to excessive speeding and went to the extreme right of the road where he hit three people, ” Kabango said.

“He first hit a pedal cyclist, Jonathan Tapingiza aged 64 from Dauya village, Traditional Authority Kaphuka. He then hit the deceased and Magrete Kanjole aged 29 from Mwataika village, T/A Kaphuka in Dedza.

“Tapingiza and Kanjole have been admitted to Dedza District Hospital where they are receiving treatment after sustaining various degrees of injuries,” he added.

He further said, the driver and his passenger Promise Denga from Denga village, Traditional Authority Kuntaja in Blantyre sustained minor injuries.

Postmortem results showed that the deceased died due to head injuries.

Meanwhile, the police are calling upon drivers to maintain recommended speed limits when driving to avoid accidents.

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