A road accident in Dowa has claimed the life of a 50-year-old motorcyclist after his motorcycle veered off the road.
On the pillion of the motorcycle there was a passenger who sustained serious injuries following the accident.
Dowa police publicist, Richard Kaponda has identified the deceased as Jasten Makhalanzi.
â€śOn October 8, the deceased was coming from the direction of Dowa turnoff going to Dowa Boma with the passenger behind. Upon arrival at Malata village, he failed to negotiate a curve and the motorcycle veered to the other side where it hit a road embankment,â€ť explained Kaponda.
Kaponda added that the rider sustained head injuries as he did not put on a helmet.
It was also discovered that his motorcycle was unregistered.
Makhalanzi died later while receiving treatment at Dowa District Hospital where also a postmortem revealed that he died due to head injuries and severe blood loss.
He hailed from Kalumba village, T/A MponelaÂ in Dowa District.
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