Tue. Dec 5th, 2023


Malawi police say they will charge a driver of a school bus in which one student was killed after a road accident.

He was taking school students from the capital, Lilongwe, to the northern city of Mzuzu on Monday.

The country’s schools re-opened on Tuesday (except in Lilongwe and Blantyre) following the festive break.

Marymount Secondary School, a girls boarding school owned by the Catholic church, hired a private bus to transport students ahead of the re-opening.

The accident happened after the driver lost control of the bus, which was carrying 58 students, due to speeding, according to the police.

A 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby district hospital while another, aged 12, had her left arm amputated.

Police say the bus driver will be prosecuted, but did not say on what charges.

By Joy

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