A truck carrying maize overtuend at Namatapa primary school, Bangwe township in Blantyre in Monday and reportedly crushed two pupils and a woman to death.
Head teacher for Namatapa school Vincent Jimu said six learners from his institution were involved in the fatality.
The truck registration number RU3575 belonging Trans Roberio was travelling from Lilongwe to dispatch maize at ProtoFeeds in Bangwe.
Jimu accused the truck driver, John Bizwick, of using the narrow road, saying “ the road that branches off from Mpingwe ti too close to the school.”
He warned that there should be preventative measurers on the narrow road to prevent more accident.
Another pupil who narrowly escaped death said she had to do a big dive in her bid to avoid being crushed by the truck.
” I would have been dead by now,” said the pupil who was only identified as Alinafe.
Eye witnesses said some people took advantage of the accident to loot maize and spare parts from the truck.
The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and fled the scene of the accident.