A truck belonging to Tiyenkhu Transport which carried 680 bags of fertilizer caught fire at Lusangazi in Mzuzu city damaging items worth MK22 million.
The truck with registration number NB 304 was being driven by Mr Bredgestone Khonyolo, 44 years of Chihahaha Khonyolo Village in the area Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba district.
“The truck was coming from Lilongwe to Mzimba north, upon reaching Lusangazi the trailer was binding which resulted to flames of fire”, said Mzuzu deputy publist Cecilia Mfune.
She furtger said that the driver stopped the vehicle and tried to extinguish the fire but to no avail. He later informed the Police who visited the crime scene and managed to rescue 373 bags. However the trailer and other 307 bags got damaged.
According to the spokesperson, the trailer and the bags of fertilizer which were damaged are all valued at MK22 million.