Three Polytechnic students sustained serious injuries while three others escaped with minor injuries when a vehicle they were travelling in overturned at Bawi Post Office in Ntcheu district, last night, police have confirmed.
The accident occurred along Ntcheu – Balaka M1 road and the vehicle, Toyota Ipsum registration number NB 3052 was driven by Stanley Mbewe aged 26 of Milonga village, Traditional Authority Mlonyeni, Mchinji District.
It had six passengers on board, heading to Balaka from Ntcheu direction.
“Upon arrival at Bawi Post Office the driver failed to negotiate a corner due to over-speeding, he lost control of the vehicle and it overturned,” Ntcheu police Public Relations Officer, Hastings Chigalu told Nyasa Times.
Those injured have been identified as Christopher Dzuwa, 24, who sustained a leg fracture, Tiwonge Nyirenda, 29, (fractured Pelvic) and Yusuf Chimole 20 years old (soft tissue injuries).
“The rest escaped with minor injuries and the motor vehicle was extensively damaged. The students were on their way back to their base from American Embassy in Lilongwe where they went to process their visas.”
Those who sustained serious injuries are now admitted at Ntcheu District Hospital.
Meanwhile Police are advising motorists and all road users to always exercise maximum caution, especially at night to avoid road accidents.