Saturday, 10 October 2009

The Capsized Sugar Truck

Sugar from a crashed lorry on the Lake Malawi lakeshore road, on the way to Sambani LodgeQuite a random and funny story.
We were on our way up the Coastal road from Lilongwe to Sambani Lodge when we rounded a bend to find an upturned truck lying across the road (driver looking dazed but fine) and the sugary contents of his cargo strewn across the road.
The thing that really struck me was the frenzied activity of the local people who were running from far and wide to sweep up great swathes of sugar and collect it in bags, buckets and even t-shirts. You can see from the picture the extent of the sugar crash!
Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch - I'm sure there were some sugar headaches that night!

Find out more about travelling from Lilongwe to Mzuzu in this post.

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