Seven people have died in an accident on Thursday morning involving bus that was travelling from Blantyre to Lilongwe at Mlengani Trading Centre in Ntcheu while several others have sustained injuries.
The bus belonging to Premier Bus Services had over 60 people on board, according to Gift Matewere,the police spokesperson for Ntcheu.
He said, the bus Scania registration number NA4430 overturned when the driver failed to negotiate a corner
“It is believed that the driver was sleeping while driving due to fatigue and failed to negotiate a corner,” said Matewere.
Matewere has since said: “The driver Richard Nyirenda (40) h of Katolola village T/A Kyungu in Karonga will be charged with the offence of causing death by dangerous driving contrary to section 121 of Road Traffic Act.”
Several other people with internal injuries have been referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe and several others are admitted at Ntcheu District Hospital while others were treated as out patients.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :