Neno bus accident claims three lives

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Three people died while several others sustained injuries in a road accident involving a South Africa bound Premier Bus and a pickup in Neno on Sunday.

Confirming the development was the police publicist in the district, Sergeant Raphael Kaliati, who said that the bus was heading to South Africa.

Kaliati said the accident happened at Lisungwi Bridge as the driver failed to negotiate a corner due to overspeeding.

The publicist added that after losing control of the bus, the driver hit a stationary pickup belonging to Mkaka Civil Engineering Company.

According to Kaliati, three people who are yet to be identified died on the spot while other four sustained multiple fractures and were rushed to Neno district hospital where they are being treated.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Premier Bus is in police custody and is expected to appear before court soon to answer charges of causing death due careless driving.

 

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  1. It’s high time the Ministry responsible through the RT&SS cameup with “INTENSIVE DRIVING TESTS” for every Passenger Service Vehicle Driver to undergo & disqualify all incompetent Drivers if Government really cares for it’s People. Almost all Bus accidents are usually caused by irresponsible Drivers & Owners of the Buses. Inexperience, targets, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs & fatigue are the main causes of these sad deaths & injuries. The RT&SS issue Driving Licenses & COFs & so are the rightful People to manage Speed Monitoring Cameras & all inspections on Drivers & Vehicles than leaving that responsibility to the Traffic Police who’s main interest is on Revenue & Bribes.