Three people died while several others sustained various injuries on Wednesday after a Scania Marcopollo bus they were travelling in overturned at Chitsulo Village along M5 Road in Ntcheu.
Ntcheu Police Station spokesperson Hastings Chigalu said the accident involved a UDK bus registration MC 4616. Chigalu said the bus was coming from Balaka, heading to Salima.
He said the bus overturned after it hit an ox-cart which was going in the same direction.
“The driver lost control after hitting the ox-cart, forcing the bus to swerve to the other lane and overturn,” he said.
Chigalu said bodies of the three, who died on the spot, are being kept at Balaka District Hospital mortuary awaiting to be identified while the injured were referred to the same hospital for treatment.
The bus had 30 people on board, according to Chigalu.
Meanwhile, a charge of causing death by reckless driving awaits the driver who went missing after the accident. n