A Malawi-bound South African bus with about 68 passengers on board was involved in a road accident Tuesday in Mozambique.
Reports indicate that two people have died and several others sustained injuries.
Speaking in an interview Tuesday, a representative of Nyamende Transport Services at their Wenela Bus Depot in Blantyre confirmed the accident, but said they were yet to get more details.
The representative said the bus left South Africa on Sunday and was expected in Blantyre by 3pm on Tuesday.
The company said a Zimbabwean bus belonging to Mazimere Bus Services was dispatched from Malawi at 4pm to the accident scene to provide relief.
Mwanza Border Post immigration spokesperson Pascal Zulu also confirmed getting a sketchy report on the accident, saying it took place at Songo turn- off in Mozambique’s Tete Province.
He said details about the possible cause of the accident remained sketchy “but some say two people have died”.
Said Zulu: “We are trying to get in touch with our counterparts in Mozambique and we have also sent a follow up team. We are still waiting to hear from them.”
National Police deputy spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude expressed ignorance about the accident. n