A 7-year-old girl has died after being hit by a speeding vehicle at Likala Trading Centre in Mangochi district.
The tragedy happened on Thursday, September 10 Mangochi Police Deputy Public Relations Officer Amina Tepani Daudi has confirmed the development to Malawi Muslim Website.
Daudi has identified as the deceased as Promise Thauzeni of Saidi Village, Traditional Authority Kapoloma in Machinga district.
According to Daudi, a Toyota Axio registration number LL 5649 driven by Hector Dinaford 46, was cruising from the direction of Mangochi boma heading Liwonde.
“Upon arrival at Likala Trading Centre, due to speeding , the driver lost control of the vehicle and swerved to the offside of the road where he hit the young pedestrian who was walking on the offside dirty verge,”
“Following the impact, the victim suffered severe head injuries and fractured neck before she died upon arrival at Mangochi District Hospital,” she says.
Meanwhile, the driver is in police custody awaiting court proceedings.
Police in the district are appealing to drivers to always follow road safety measures to avoid accidents.