Road accident claims girl`s life in Nkhotakota

A four-year-old girl, Sadia Ibrahim has died in a road accident at Chia in Nkhotakota on the M5 Lakeshore road after being hit by a minibus.

According to Nkhotakota Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sergeant Paul Malimwe, the accident happened on Monday when a driver of a motor vehicle, registration number, TO 8468 minibus Bongo, driven by Trouble Kango with 16 passengers on board hit her.

He said after the accident, the driver who was coming from Dwangwa and heading to Salima did not stop but was later arrested at Mkaika Police Unit after the matter was reported at Nkhotakota Police

Malimwe said the girl sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Nkhotakota district hospital.

He said currently the driver is in police custody pending a court appearance to answer a charge of causing death by reckless driving.

Police in Nkhotakota is appealing to drivers to drive carefully when approaching trading centers and busy areas to avoid similar accidents.