Girl Dies After Being Hit By a Car

Tepani Daudi Tepani Daudi - file photo

A 7-year-old girl has died in Mangochi after being hit by a speeding car at Likala trading center in the district.

Mangochi Police deputy spokesperson, Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, told Zodiak online that the incident happened on Thursday, September 10, 2020, and has identified the deceased as Promise Thauzeni, of Saidi Village, Traditional Authority Kapoloma in Machinga district.

She said, “A Toyota Axio, registration number LL 5649, driven by Hector Dinaford, 46, was cruising from Mangochi boma heading Liwonde direction and upon arrival at Likala Trading Centre, due to speeding, lost control of the vehicle, swerved to the offside of the road where he hit the young pedestrian".

Sub Inspector Tepani Daudi, said following the impact, the victim suffered severe head injuries and a fractured neck and died upon arrival at Mangochi District Hospital where she was rushed to.

Currently, according to Tepani Daudi, the driver has been arrested and is in police custody awaiting court proceedings.

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