Five Malawian women have died in a road accident at Linthipe 3 in Dedza along M1 road when a Toyota Passo they were traveling in got involved in a head on collision with a truck.
According to Dedza Police deputy spokesperson Cassim Manda, 27 year-old Lindiwe Mhone who was driving the Passo, registration number MN 3401, decided to overtake a Mozambican truck but in the process it hit a Malawian truck coming in the opposite direction.
The others are yet to be identified.
“Upon reaching Nyangwa village, she decided to overtake a Mozambican truck but unfortunately, another truck was coming in the opposite direction, forcing the victim to drive at a higher right edge not knowing that the opposite truck driver had the same plan as a result, they got involved in a head on collision, with Mhone’s vehicle completely destroyed and killing everybody in the process,” he said.
The victim was working for Multi-choice Malawi but Police are yet to identify the names of the other four victims.
Police are since calling upon people to contact police to identify the others who are at a mortuary at the district hospital.