An unidentified woman has been confirmed dead and dozens of people were critically injured when a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a ditch close to Chichiri Round-about along the Masauko-Chipembere Highway in Blantyre, National police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed .
According to eye witnesses, the accident happened around the mid day when the driver of a three-tonne Toyota Dyna, registration number NE1214, which was carrying over 50 people lost control of the vehicle after he failed to negotiate a corner at the round-about.
A blue Mitsubishi 5 tonner registration number NE 1214 which carried members from Mgonawambo CCAP in Nkando, Mulanje, and were heading to the Henry Henderson Institute (HHI) to participate in a choir festival, overturned after the truck clashed with a saloon car.
“The truck was heading to Ndirande from the direction of Limbe before corriding with a saloon car which was heading to Limbe from Blantyre direction,” said Joseph Kayira one of the eye witness.
Kayira disclosed that most of the people affected are those who were im the Mitsubishi vehicle.
“The victims have bene rushed to Queens Elizabethe Central Hospital for treatementt,” added Kayira.
Police spokesman said they are still interrogating the driver who is currently their custody.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :