A lorry carrying bags of maize on Tuesday rammed into a house at Mpondagaga in Nkhotakota District, injuring a five-year-old child after it veered off the road.
Nkhotakota Police Station spokesperson Williams Kaponda confirmed the incident yesterday, saying the driver lost control of the vehicle before ramming into the house at around 6.30am.
He said the lorry, registration NN7473, hit the left corner of the house which is along M5 Road, before ramming into it and damaging property.
Said Kaponda: “The vehicle veered off the road after the driver attempted to avoid hitting a cyclist. During that time, a five-year-old boy was sleeping in the house.”
He said boy was rushed to Bua Health Centre and was treated for bruises as an out-patient.
Speaking in the company of her husband, mother of the child, Fanny Bwanali, said she called out for help after she heard a loud noise as the vehicle rammed into the house.
“I was about to leave for my garden when I heard a loud noise. I quickly rushed to the front of the house to see what had happened. I saw a lorry which had plunged into the house,” she said.
Meanwhile, police say they have not established criminal elements regarding the incident, adding that investigations into the matter are underway.