A 7 year-old boy , Waliya Muhammad Muhyuddin has died after falling from a moving truck which was going around Nkhotakota Boma mobilising people to attend a public meeting.
Nkhotakota deputy police public relations officer , Paul Malimwe said the incident occurred today, at Kamange village less than a kilometre from Nkhotakota Boma.
“At the time of the accident the motor vehicle registration number KK 8233 truck was being driven by Esau Phiri, 34, of Missi village Traditional Authority Msakambewa in Dowa district,”
“The accident happened prior to the public meeting the Vice State president Everton Chimulirenji was expected to conduct at Nkhotakota LEA Primary School.” He said .
“The children were running after the truck with loud speakers mounted on it and upon reaching Kamange 2 village, the deceased who was among colleagues stealing a ride, fell down from the moving vehicle. ”
“Due to the impact, the boy sustained internal injuries and was taken to Nkhotakota District Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.” He added.
Meanwhile, the police have warned children to avoid stealing rides from moving vehicles to avoid similar accidents.
Waliya Muhammad Muhyuddin, hailed from Mbaluku village in the area of senior chief Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota.