By Staff Reporter
The Director of Health Services at Chitipa District Hospital Wilson Ching’ani has confirmed the death of eight people after a truck they were travelling in plunged into Kaseye River along Ifumbo-Lufita earth road in the district.
According to Ching’ani, 64 people have been injured and are currently admitted at the hospital with two in critical condition.
Chitipa Police Spokesperson Gladwell Simwaka says the truck had 72 members of African International Church on board.
He said the driver of the truck, Kingsley Mlenga failed to control the vehicle at Kaseye Bridge and hit the side of the bridge where it broke the planks and plunged into the river.
According to a police report, Mlenga was driving a Fuso Fighter, registration number RU 1141, from Ifumbo going to Lufita.