19 year old boy, Chipateni Banda died and eight passengers sustained minor injuries Sunday in a road accident that happened along Mzenga-Chitheka earth road in Nkhata Bay district.

Confirming the accident, Nkhata Bay Police Spokesperson, Kondwani James said the deceased with nine other people were travelling in a vehicle registration number NE 1111 Mazda T35.

He said the vehicle which was heading Chintheche from Mzenga overturned twice after the driver, Maxwell Luhanga had failed to negotiate a sharp bend near Kautamba Primary School.

“All the casualties of the accident were taken to Mzenga Health Centre where Banda was pronounced dead as the other victims were referred to Nkhata Bay District Hospital,” James explained.

He said Luhanga whose details remain sketchy is at large and Police are hunting for him.

Banda hailed from Katongo Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kabunduli in Nkhata Bay.

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