An accident which occurred in Ntcheu on Wednesday night led to the death of seven people and left two others with serious injuries.
Two women, two males and a two year-old girl died on the spot after the bus veered off the road and overturned.
According to Ntcheu Public Relations Officer Gift Matewere, the accident occurred at around 11:30pm on 10 August 2016 at Mlangeni along Ntcheu Dedza M1 road.
Matewere said that the Premier bus registration number NA 4430 which was being driven by 40 year-old Richard Nyirenda was coming from Blantyre heading to Lilongwe with over 60 passengers on board.
When the vehicle reached Mlangeni the driver – whom according to Matewere was fatigued – lost control of the vehicle and it swerved near a dirt verge.
“Due to the impact 4 unknown females, two unknown males and a 2 year-old girl died on the spot due to head injuries and multiple fractures,” said Matewere.
He added that two other passengers identified as Chrispine Mzumara aged 57 and Gladys Kazembe aged 22 sustained serious injuries while the remaining passengers and the driver escaped with minor injuries.
Meanwhile, some of the injured passengers are receiving treatment at Ntcheu District Hospital.