A fatal accident has claimed lives of three people in Phalombe district, police have confirmed.
The accident involved a motor vehicle registration number NN 4777/NN 8633 Toyota Hino truck driven by Dyson Chiwaula, 40 years.
He had two passengers on board identified as Fanuel Patrick 32 years old, and Nelson Nachuma, 22.
Phalombe police Public Relations Officer, August Nkhwazi said the truck driver was driving from the direction of Miseu four trading Centre heading Migowi trading Centre along Chiradzulu-Chiringa-Migowi road and was carrying about 600 bags of fertilizers meant to be delivered at Phalombe Export Trading Company.
“Upon arrival at a place near Salvation Army headquarters Migowi, due to speeding he failed to negotiate a right bend and he swerved to the nearside where the vehicle overturned,” said Nkhwazi.
“Due to the impact the driver and the passengers were trapped inside the horse and the driver sustained head injuries, multiple fractures both arms, chest fractures and open fracture of pelvis, Fanuel Patrick sustained severe head injuries, multiple fractures of both hands and Nelson Nachuma sustained Ribcage fracture and multiple fractures on left arm.”
Meanwhile, the identities of the three deceased have not been officially registered.
The accident occurred on the night of Wednesday 28th December, 2016.