7 injured in National Bus Company bus crash

A bus belonging to National Bus Company on Sunday hit a stationary freightliner in Zomba, injuring seven passengers including a three-year child.

The scene of the accident
The scene of the accident
7 people were seriously injured

No death has been recorded and passengers who picked various degrees of injuries were rushed to Zomba Central Hospital.

The bus, which was going to Blantyre from Mzuzu, hit a freightliner at Matawale in the former capital city around 4am.

The registration number for the bus is BR 5969 while registration numbers CP 3754 and ZA 8087 are the Freightliner’s horse and trailer, respectively.

Eastern Region Police Spokesperson, Joseph Sauka identified the bus’ driver as 65-year-old Lingstone Mahiya from Binali village,  Traditional Authority Mkanda in Mulanje whereas the the Freightliner was being driven by 39 year-old Blessings Malenga from  Chimasula village, Traditional Authority Njolomole in Ntcheu district

According to Sauka,  the truck was parked near Fikani Resthouse at Matawale after it developed a fault.

Due to the impact,  seven passengers including the conductor of the bus and a 3 year old child, sustained various degrees of injuries.

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Annonymous
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Annonymous

The child passed on and the parents are still in hospital. Such an unfortunate, unnecessary accident.

Mwene
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Mwene

Breakdown trucks are parked anyhow on our Roads, What do you expect?????? Tragic Accidents!!!!! Where are our traffic cops & Road traffic regulators???? Immersed in Corruption basi!!!! Cry my Beloved Country.

Moyar
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Moyar

This is pathological liar that other countries they don’t allow heavy vehicle to be on the way tonight . They allow long distance tonight

Dumbo
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Dumbo

4am,meaning to say, bus idagona munjira, koma guys, Y, maiko amzathu galimoto zikuziku siziloledwa, kuyenda usiku.

Mwene
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Mwene

Umbuli, Umbuli!!!!!! Siudziwa kuti basi ya madzulo kuchoka ku BT kapena MZ kupita ku MZ kapena BT imayenda 12 hrs. 6 pm to 6 am.

kanchenga
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kanchenga

Really 65 years still driving a PSV. Why? Is Malawi this pathetic.

Bristol
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I wish quick recovery to all the victims.

Peloma Pepe
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Peloma Pepe

I passed this truck there before the accident and I think the challenge was they just put leaves very near to it and small ones, no reflectors. It was a bit hard to see it from afar.

ERUTU
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ERUTU

The owner of the truck should be prosecuted as is the causative of this fateful accident.

You cannot use leaves in this time of the technical world as Police enforce the use of WARNING TRIANGLES as to be part of any moving vehicular traffic plying the roads of Malawi. They ask for WARNING TRIANGLES to be produced by drivers whenever Police stop vehicles. This truck should be probed further and my thinking will be vindicated that he had no WARNING TRIANGLES.

I rest my case.

Mtonga Mwana
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Mtonga Mwana

Ngozi ikakwana ndi nthawi basi. Nkutheka the driver was over speeding poona impact, komanso mwina inalibe nyali zamphamvu malingana ndi weather pakali pano. Ma triangle reflectors kapena warning triangles sikuti angapange guarantee kuti Ngozi singachitike komanso this Malawi of ours today, atha kubedwa usiku kapena amabedwa imagine pa Matawale kkkkkk

Mandado@147
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Welcome to the banana republic where laws dont apply! Thus the change people want that do demos in the street!!

Nebraska
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Nebraska

Ma bus asamayende usiku…..boma chitanipo kanthu

Mtonga Mwana
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Mtonga Mwana

That’s not a solution. Kuli konse ma bus amayenda usiku ndichifukwa chake ali ndi ma head lamps nawonso

Peter
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Peter

Nanga ngozi ikachitika masana? aletsenso kuyenda masana? Ithink the best preventive way is to mount danger flashing lights on to broken down vehicles on our roads, in addition to reflectors or what ever may be warning tools.

Laurent
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Laurent

May God guarantee a quick recovery from the wounded passengers.

Patrick Kamzimbi
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Patrick Kamzimbi

65 old driver its old age needs retirement

Marcus Zimbiri
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Marcus Zimbiri

We have an 80 year old president.

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