One person who sustained a fracture on the left foot during a road accident along the Magalasi Road near the junction to Machinjiri on Sunday, is still at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre receiving treatment.
In an interview on Tuesday, Blantyre Police Station spokesperson Elizabeth Divala identified the injured person as Gift Chigada, the conductor of a minibus registration PE 2442 which was hit by a truck and rolled into a nearby drain. Both vehicles were coming from the same direction.
She said: “There were 10 passengers aboard the minibus, but most of them sustained minor injuries and were treated as outpatients. The only person remaining in hospital is Chigada who comes from Neno District.”
Divala said the driver of the truck, Domingo Kaitano, 35, from Beira in Mozambique, sustained bruises on the head and the neck in the accident which police have described as serious.
It is alleged that the accident occurred when the minibus stopped at the accident spot briefly to either drop or pick a passenger when the truck, registration MBP 45-31/MB 31U, which is believed to have lost control, hit the minibus.
Meanwhile, police have since appealed to minibus drivers to avoid stopping in places not designated as bus stages. n