Two cyclists are battling for their lives in the Chipata General Hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Umodzi Highway Monday morning.
Chipata Municipal Council Chief Fire Officer, Fackson Mbewe confirmed the hit and run incident to Breeze News, which happened around 08 hours.
Mr. Mbewe says that John Zulu aged 30 of M’nukwa Village in Paramount Chief Mpezeni’s area and Moffat M’kandawire aged 40 of M’chini Compound in Chipata were hit by an unknown vehicle near Saturday Market as they were cycling on the road.
He says that the fire brigade rescue team that rushed to the scene found the two men critically injured while the driver of the vehicle ran away.
Mr. Mbewe says that the two were letter rushed to Chipata General Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.