7 minors injured in Chigumula road accident, driver arrested

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Seven primary school pupils sustained different degrees of injuries after being hit by a speeding vehicle at Viphya in Chigumula, along the Limbe-Thyolo road. Three children namely: Precious Kaluwire, 12, Precious Galeza, 11, and Kelifa Chokotho, 12, sustained serious injuries, while four others escaped with minor injuries. Limbe Police records indicate the driver Zunedi Ibrahim, 28, was driving a Ford Ranger pick-up from the direction of Thyolo towards Limbe along Limbe-Thyolo Road.  On arrival at Viphya while overtaking another car, he lost control of the vehicle and went to the extreme near side of the road. He hit the seven children who were standing on the near side dirt verge waiting to cross the road. Due to the impact, three sustained serious injuries, four escaped with minor injuries and were taken to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where they are receiving treatment. Meanwhile, Ibrahim is in police custody, charged with reckless driving and is expected to appear in court soon to answer charges leveled against him.