Owen Khamula –Nyasa Times
Authorities in Malawi have rushed to Mozambique after reports that a South African bus, carrying 68 passengers, mostly Malawians has been involved in an accident in Mozambique.
Mozambican authorities are not releasing the numbers of deaths, if any or casualties but confirmed reports from Malawi indicate that the bus, Nyamende Bus Transport Services has been involved in an accident.
Sources at Malawi Police National Headquarters were reluctant to give details on the accident.
“We have received reports that there is an accident and our men are planning to go there but details are very sketchy because our counterparts in Mozambique are not fortcoming,” said Nyasa Times source.
He however dismissed online reports that the accident might have been ambushed in the war torn Mozambique.
Social media information indicate the accident has 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.