by Greshum chikoti

Two people have died while five others have escaped with injuries in a road accident which has happened in the morning of Sunday, August 30, 2020 near Mame Motel along the Mzimba-Kazomba M9 Road.

The two are Lucia Ngoi 55 and Ayela Majuwa 42.

The accident involved a Toyota Sienta motor vehicle registration number CP 8403 which was being driven by Andrew Mgemezulu 44, of Amon Moyo Village TA Mzikibola in Mzimba district and a Toyota Axio Saloon, registration number MZ 2340 driven by Chinthowa Phiri 31 of Engalaweni Village TA M’mbelwa in Mzimba.

Both were driving from the direction of Kazomba and were heading Mzimba boma.

The Toyota Sienta had six passengers on board while the Toyota Axio had three passengers on board.

Upon arrival at Mame Motel, the driver of the Sienta wanted to overtake the Toyota Axio.

In the process, he hit the front tyre of the Toyota Axio Saloon which was turning to the right.

Due to over speeding as he was rushing to drop a patient at Mzimba District Hospital, the vehicle overtumed.

The impact resulted in one passenger being thrown out of the vehicle and two female passengers: Lucia Ngoyi and Ayela Majuwa sustaining head injuries.

The two died on the spot while the driver and four others sustained different degrees of injuries.

The five are currently receiving treatment at Mzimba District Hospital.

The Toyota Sienta has been extensively damaged while the Toyota Axio Saloon has its front right fender broken.

Both Lucia Ngoyi and Ayela Majuwa hailed from Amon Moyo Village in the area of TA Mzikubola in the district.

Meanwhile, the police in the district advise drivers to observe speed limits to avoid such accidents.

Sub Inspector Peter Botha – Mzimba Police Station

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