The Northern Region has recorded two deaths in three dayspolice have reported.
On Wednesday morning, 24-year-old Nausi Ngwira died on the spot while her brother Mzomera Ngwira, 38, sustained serious injuries after a vehicle hit them at Chiweta in Rumphi.
According to Rumphi Police Station officer James Mpezeni, the vehicle—a Toyota Sienta registration RU 480 which was being driven by Tionge Munthali from Uliwa heading to Chiweta along Rumphi-Karonga Road with six passengers on board—hit the duo.
“Upon arrival at Luwuchi area the driver lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the car swerved off the lane where it hit two pedestrians,” said Mpezeni.
He said Ngwira, a business lady from Manyekezga Village, Traditional Authority Mwamulowe in Rumphi, died on the spot due to head injuries while passengers who were in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and the driver escaped unhurt.
The accident follows another accident on Tuesday in which a Standard Eight learner died in Mzuzu. n