A girl aged 7 in Chikwawa has died after being hit by a tipper along Thabwa-Fatima Road.

According to Chikwawa Police Station public relations officer, Foster Benjamin, the incident occurred on Friday at Livunzu Primary School.

“The girl, identified as Tadala Kennedy and was in Standard 2, succumbed to a tragic death after suddenly crossing to the right side of the road which is under construction.

“As fate would have it, the girl slammed to the left side of the tipper which was being operated by 24-year-old Fletcher Funsani,”said Benjamin.

The girl died on the spot due to severe bleeding since she had sustained multiple injuries.

Following the incident, an angry mob descended on both the driver and his workplace at China Railway Engineering Group.

Police had to rush to the scene to secure the place.

Kennedy, who is being interrogated by the law enforcers, hails from Majamanda in the area of Traditional Authority Makwangwala in Ntcheu District.

The deceased came from Malata Village under Senior Chief Makhwira in Chikwawa District.

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