A Tanzanian national escaped death in a road accident at Jalawe bridge on Wedbesday morning, July 26, 2017 involving a tanker with registration number T596DCE/T629CFH HOHO.
According to Rumphi Police public relations officer Victor Khamisi said the truck was coming from Karonga direction heading towards Mzuzu.
“While he was descending a steep slope he failed to negotiate a left bend and swerved to the extreme offside where the motor vehicle missed Jarawe bridge and eventually plunged into the river”, said Victor.
The driver identified as Rashid Mohammed Kajembe 37 years from Korogwe, Dar es salaam has sustained body injuries and has so far been admitted at Rumphi District Hospital.
Victor said the truck has so far been extensively damaged and diesel from the tanker is spilling down.