Six Killed After Burying Bingu
Six supporters of the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party were killed in a road accident on Tuesday in Nsanje on their way home from Thyolo where they attended burial of President Bingu wa Mutharika.
Five died on the spot at Phokera along the Khulubvi highway, one died at hospital while 26 others have sustained injuries and are receiving treatment from the district hospital.
Nsanje police Officer in-charge Assistant Commissioner Sekani Tembo told Zodiak online that the vehicle, registration number MG 741V (SF 554, had 51 people on board including the driver, Mr Phillip David Mkwinyambale.
He confirmed that the vehicle was coming from Ndata farm in Thyolo where the DPP supporters went to bury late Mutharika.
“The vehicle was coming from the President’s funeral and five died on the spot, one at hospital and 26 people sustained injuries. It is believed that the vehicle was over speeding,” said Assistant Commissioner Tembo.
He said the driver is likely to be charged with reckless driving. - Zodiak Online