By Our Staff Writer

Sixteen (16) people have sustained various degrees of injuries after the bus they were travelling in was involved in a road accident on Friday at Mphate Trading Centre in Ntcheu along the Dedza-Balaka M1 road.

The vehicle, registration number CP 219 belonging to Captain Tours, was coming from the direction of Dedza heading towards Balaka with 45 passengers on board.

Upon arrival at Ntcheu Bus Depot, the driver lost control of the bus, and swerved to the nearby verge, hit a tree then a building and rested.

Ntcheu Police Station Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Rabbeca Ndiwate confirmed the incident, saying following the impact, 16 passengers sustained various injuries and were taken to Ntcheu District Hospital for medical attention.

In a similar development, barely three weeks ago, one person died while others sustained various degrees of injuries in a road traffic accident involving a Freightliner and three other vehicles at almost the same place-Mphate Trading Centre, approximately 300 metres away from the spot of Friday’s accident.

Meanwhile, Police in the district are advising all road users to adhere to all road rules and regulations to avoid similar accidents.

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