Clusters of sombre-looking eye witnesses gathered at a crime scene as the City Tours bus overturned during the wee hours of Friday morning at Zalewa Turn-off Trading Centre.
It is another fatal road accident which has increased the number of accidents taking place in Malawi in recent weeks.
According to a police report made available to this publication by Neno Police relations officer Raphael Kaliati states that the accident involved a motor vehicle with registration number Bu 4708 Scania marcopolo bus and it was driven by Mr Thom.
“The bus was being driven from Lilongwe enroute to Blantyre along M1 road. Upon arrival at Zalewa Turn-off due to over speeding the said driver failed to negotiate a corner and swerved to offside where it fell down sideways and its offside part dented”, said Kaliati.
Kaliati further said that after the impact three passengers identified as Macford Chizaka aged 26, C/O Chitungwani FP school Box 148 Chapananga, Chipiliro Tembo of Katchakhwala village under Traditional Authority Kumtaja in Blantyre district, C/O Box 7 Mkula and Grace Kandoje C/o Box 1428 Blantyre died on the spot while one female passenger had her right arm fractured and others escaped with minor injuries.
Meanwhile Police are calling upon all drivers to abide by the traffic laws to avoid such incidents which have rocked the country in recent months. Police say overspeeding is one of the offences when it comes to traffic laws and all road users much abide by it.