Minister tells Parliament: 3 Malawians dead in Mozambique bus accident, 2 pregnant women receiving treatment

Owen Khamula –Nyasa Times

Minister of Foreign Affairs Francis Kasaira said three Malawians have died in a road accident in Mozambique out of the nine who were killed in a bus accident near Tete.

The bus involved in the accident

The bus involved in the accident

Katsaira said this in parliament on Wednesday when he gave an impromptu state of affairs of the accident involving a South African registered passenger bus which had 68 passengers on board.

“Three of the Malawian passengers are critically injured. Two pregnant women were also aboard the bus and they are receiving special treatment in Mozambique before they are sent here,” he said.

He said in all, 25 passengers from other nationalities, including Malawi have been repatriated to their countries of origin.

Kasaira said more details on the accident would be released later.

Social media information indicate the accident occurred at Songo Turn Off, near Tete, a place which has seen skirmishes between the governing Frelimo forces and opposition or rebels Renamo.

The bus registration number is KM256NGP and the trailers motor vehicle registration number is KM10NGP.

The reports says the over-speeding South African bus had its trailer delinked accidentally, sending the bus in a spin off, killing three passengers in the bus instantly and the trailer hit a vehicle killing all its six passengers on board.

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