Four people died on the spot while many others sustained serious injuries when a vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Dedza.
According to Dedza police public relations officer Edward Kabango said the lorry, registration number ZA 8838, was coming from Zomba where the people went to attend a funeral.
Upon reaching Dedza the front tyre of the vehicle burst and the driver lost control of the car, revealed the officer.
Kabango further revealed that the bodies of the deceased are being kept at Dedza District Hospital.
The lorry was said to be carrying 20 people.