Two people died and three others were seriously injured after a minibus they were travelling in overturned at Lunzu in Blantye yesterday.

Souther Region Police Spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa confirmed the accident in an interview.

“The accident happened around 1pm when a lorry registration number NU 2856 was heading in the Blantyre direction attempted to over take another car only to go into the direction of an oncoming minibus, a Toyota Hiace registration number BR 7567.

“In trying to avoid the lorry the minibus rolled three times, killing two men and injuring three others in the process,” he said.

Both the dead and the injured were rushed to Mlambe Mission Hospital for treatment, according to Gondwa.

The Police have detained the lorry driver, Nasala Mega, 27, at Chileka Police Station and is expected to answer charges of reckless driving and causing death.

Mega hails from Manjawira village, Traditional Authority Phambala in Ntcheu. He works for Chimalira enterprises in Balaka.

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