16 people have been seriously injured after a mini bus they were traveling in, overturned at Ludzi turn-off, on the Mchinji-Lilongwe M12 road on Thursday.
According to eye witnesses the Mini bus a Toyota Hiace registration Number BM 7835 was heading to Lilongwe and as the driver of the vehicle Jonasi Somanje tried to overtake a truck, in the process, lost control of the vehicle and overturned.
Meanwhile all the 16 people who have sustained serious injuries have been referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) from Mchinji District Hospital.
Hospital sources said the district has no x-ray machine and it was difficult to treat the patients, but they just managed to do minor treatment.
District Hospital Officer (DHO) Dr Chimwemwe Banda told MANA that the Hospital has referred all the 16 patients to KCH on three ambulances and two vehicles.
Mchinji Public Relations Officer Moses Kajawa Nyirenda confirmed the accident and said investigations by the Police show the driver of the mini bus was overspeeding and after losing control of the vehicle he hit several trees hence injuring all the passengers.
“Contrary to information spreading around no one has died but all 16 people sustained serious injuries including the driver,” He added.