Its a sad day in Mzuzu as six people are confirmed dead and scores of casualties have sustained injuries of varying degrees and are receiving treatment at Mzuzu Central Hospital following the road accident in Mzuzu on Friday evening.
Speaking to News Watch Reviews, Mzuzu Police Relations Officer Martin Bwanali said the number of casualties might increase as some of the victims are being treated at Mzuzu Central Hospital.
“The accident involved four vehicles namely a Tipper registration number BQ 9942 Ashkok Leyland which after failing to negotiate a corner hit three other vehicles in a row which were heading the opposite direction”, said Bwanali.
The Police Publist further said the Tipper belonging to Plem Construction was coming from Ekwendeni direction heading towards Mzuzu city and it carrying gravel soil for the construction of the road at Area Four in Mzuzu.
“Upon reaching Msiki area situated between Dunduzu roadblock and Ekwendeni it firstly hit a three tonner lorry before further hitting two minbuses which were coming behind the lorry”, cincluded Martin.
The lorry registration number MZ 1195 Mitsubishi Canter and the two minibuses registration number NA 102 NV 200 and KA 6849 Toyota Hiace were all heading towards Ekwendeni direction.
According to the Police report made available to this publications indicates that one of the minibus had carried Sunday School members of Chiputula CCAP who were on their way to Karonga for a church activity.
The particulars of the deceased persons have not been established yet.
The whereabouts of the driver of Tipper is not known. The other drivers are receiving medical treatment.