A police officer has died in Nkhatabay while another has sustained a serious injury in a car accident.

According to report the police officers were rushing to a scene of crime when they met their fate as the car they were using fell to the extreme verge of the road.

The accident happened at around 5:30am on Saturday, April 11, 2020 near Nkhatabay District Hospital along the Nkhatabay – Mzuzu M5 Road.

Northern region Police spokesperson Peter Kalaya has said that the driver failed to negotiate a corner and lost control of the vehicle, a Toyota Hilux registration number MP 2081.

The officers were rushing to arrest a suspect who was found with property thought to have been stolen and was in the “hands” of community members at Kachiringa in the district.

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