Minibus accident kills 4, injures 15

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Four people have been killed while 15 others have been injured after a driver lost control of a minibus in Blantyre, Malawi24 can report.

Confirming to this publication, Blantyre police deputy spokesperson Andrew Mayawo said the driver, Vincent Chiwamba, lost control of the minibus Hiace as he was driving from the city heading to Sigerege Township.

road accidentAccording to Mayawo, the driver failed to restart the engine when he was driving using neutral gear.

“He lost control and the vehicle hit one of the buildings leading to the death of the four,” said Mayawo.

The spokesperson added that six people sustained serious injuries while 9 got minor injuries and they were treated as out-patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QUECH).

Chiwamba comes from Chikulamayembe area in Mzimba district and he is being kept in police custody as part of investigations over the accident.

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  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm nonsenu mukunama vuto si driver komanso si kuzazana kapena kuchuluka kwa anthu kapena kwa katundu ai tiyene tingolila nao olo tiyankhule nde chisinthe ndi chiyani popeza chapita-chapita palibe yemwe amadziwa kuti zichitika zotere ngati kuluza aba,e athu omwe akanatha kupanga maziko adziko lathu lino….musaiwale nanu sikulijali mutakwera minibus ngati yomweyo mumkapemphera mu mtima kuti musachite ngozi chifukwa inazazana ndi anthu ambiri kkoma izo munyenda ndi kufika bwino nde pamenepo chinavuta ndi ndi chayani tiyen tizi unikla mbari zonsezonse.R,I,P

  2. Bad driver instead of serving people’s lives Him was Serving fuel, Foolish!!.To those who hv died RIP & those who hv injuries get well soon.

  3. 19 passengers? Its terrible,most times passengers choose to stay quite when taxi drivers are risking there lives how can he exceed with 4 passengers like dat?.Remember its everyone’s obligation to remind drivers about road safety.RIP to those who have lost there lives and quick recovery to those who’ve injured.

  4. Very sad indeed to see mwana kuiwalidwa pa malo angozi mai ake atamwalira then later anatoledwa ndi amai ena mwana wa 9months pano ali ku Mlambe hospital

  5. its so sad seeing people passing away in that manner. we sometimes take things for granted that we are alive how we behave n conduct ourselves. condolences to the bereaved families. those in agony i wish them quick recovery. sad