BY CHRISSIE NKOLOMA
A total of 20 people died in road carnage across the country over the New Year holiday, Malawi Police Service (MPS) has disclosed.
According to Felix Misomali, assistant national public relations officer for Malawi Police Service, 46 accidents were recorded during the holiday.
This is an increase compared to the 42 accidents with 7 fatalities which were recorded the same period last year
He added that most of the accidents involved pedestrians and pedal cyclists.
Misomali then stated that MPS continues to carry out traffic checks, day and night patrols and sensitization meetings on road safety nets to reduce road accidents in Malawi.
During the New Year holiday in 2021, that run from mid night of 31 December, 2020 to Midnight of 1 January 2021 (24 hours), a total of 42 road accidents with seven fatalities were recorded.
During the Christmas period from midnight of December 24 to midnight of December 27, 2021, ten people were killed in 43 accidents.