4 Basketball players dead, several others injured


4 Basketball players from Mzuzu Technical College and Mzuzu University have died in a road accident at Mtakataka in Dedza .

Several others have been injured and efforts are underway to ferry them to Dedza hospital.

The students were returning to Mzuzu from Malawi University Of Science and Technology (MUST) where they participated in the quarterfinals of the National Bank Mo626 National College Championship.

The Championship took place on 25th November 2017.

Edgar Ng’ong’ola, Secretary General
Basketball Association of Malawi has confirmed the development with great sadness.

“So far four students have been reported dead on the spot and several have been injured”.

“Currently we are doing everything possible to ferry those injured to Dedza district hospital for medical attention and also to make sure that everyone involved in the accident should be assessed with the hospital” Ng’ongola said.

The secretary asked the public to join hands as a family in this very difficult time to support and pray for the families of the victims of this fatal accident.