Two Catholic nuns of the Sacramentine Sisters Congregation from Ntcheu Parish died yesterday [Thursday] while one other is critically injured after the vehicle they were travelling in from Ntcheu to Lilongwe had a head-on collision with a Minibus travelling from Lilongwe.
According to the communications officer for the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Prince Henderson, the incident involved the nun’s vehicle registration number NU5942 and a Minibus registration number SA7720 which collided at Six Miles, near Bunda Turn Off in Lilongwe.
The deceased are both Italian nationals.
Henderson said Archbishop Tarcisious Ziyaye of Lilongwe Archdiocese who saw off the departure of the remains of the two Sisters from Lilongwe Central Hospital to Ntcheu where the deceased will be buried, expressed shock for the sudden death of the two nuns.
“According to a Sister Florence of the same Congregation in Ntcheu, burial ceremony of the two nuns will take place on Saturday at Ntcheu Catholic Parish.
Meanwhile, Police says they are investigating the accident.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that other three people who were in the bus also died, these include the bus driver, conductor and one passenger.