Cyclist dies in a road accident in Balaka


A 82-year-old pedal cyclist, has died in a road accident after being hit by unregistered motor cycle in Balaka.

Balaka Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Felix Misomali has identified the deceased as Chawanda Keyala from Mazenga village.

Misomali said the incident happened on Tuesday at Mtsimuke Turn-off along Chingeni-Zalewa M1 Road.

He continued to say that, on the fateful day, a 15-year-old boy, identified as Moses Bengo was riding the said motor cycle from Chingeni heading towards Zalewa with two pillion passengers.

“Upon arrival at Mtsimuke Turn-off near Phalula Trading Centre, he collided with the pedal cyclist who was joining the main road from left to the right side.

“Following the impact, the pedal cyclist sustained severe head injuries and died upon arrival at Phalula Health Centre,” he said.

He added said the motor cyclist sustained severe head injuries while his two pillion passengers (names not mentioned) sustained various degrees of injuries and all are admitted to Balaka District Hospital.

Keyala hailed from Mazenga Village in the area of Sub Traditional Authority Phalula in the district.

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