A 31-year old Clinical Officer at Mangochi District Hospital and unknown male passenger have died after their motor vehicle collided head on with a truck.

According to Mangochi Police PRO Amina Tepani Daudi said that the clinician has been identified as Benson Lungani from Malasa village traditional authority Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota district while the other was a passenger in the motor vehicle and has not yet been identified by relatives.

The accident occurred during the morning of March 7, 2021 at Nansenga area along Arthur Peter Mutharika Road.

Tepani further said Lungani was driving Toyota Noah registration number MC5259 from the direction of Liwonde heading Mangochi Boma with one passenger on board.

Upon arrival at the said place he was overtaking another motor vehicle but ended up in head on collision with a Howo Sino truck registration number CZ 6795 which was being driven by Fredrick Kalua who was coming from the opposite direction.

Following the impact, Benson Lungani and the unknown passenger died on the spot after they sustained severe head injuries and multiple fractures.

The dead body of the unidentified passenger is being kept at Mangochi mortuary waiting to be identified by relatives.

Meanwhile, police are appealing to people to contact the nearest police or visit Mangochi District Hospital mortuary through Mangochi police if they are missing a relative.

Additionally, police in the district are appealing to drivers to always follow road safety measures to avoid accidents.

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