A fatal accident has claimed lives of three people in Phalombe district, police have confirmed.


The accident involved a motor vehicle
registration number NN 4777/NN 8633
Toyota Hino truck driven by Dyson
Chiwaula, 40 years.
He had two passengers on board
identified as Fanuel Patrick 32 years
old, and Nelson Nachuma, 22.
Phalombe police Public Relations
Officer, August Nkhwazi said the truck
driver was driving from the direction of
Miseu four trading Centre heading
Migowi trading Centre along
Chiradzulu-Chiringa-Migowi road and
was carrying about 600 bags of
fertilizers meant to be delivered at
Phalombe Export Trading Company.
“Upon arrival at a place near Salvation
Army headquarters Migowi, due to
speeding he failed to negotiate a right
bend and he swerved to the nearside
where the vehicle overturned,” said
“Due to the impact the driver and the
passengers were trapped inside the
horse and the driver sustained head
injuries, multiple fractures both arms,
chest fractures and open fracture of
pelvis, Fanuel Patrick sustained severe
head injuries, multiple fractures of both
hands and Nelson Nachuma sustained
Ribcage fracture and multiple fractures
on left arm.”
Meanwhile, the identities of the three
deceased have not been officially
The accident occurred on the night of
Wednesday 28th December, 2016.