Four people have died and six others sustain injuries at Liwonde in Machinga after the vehicles they were travelling in were involved in a road accident.

The accident happened at Chabwera village, along Liwonde – Machinga road.

Machinga Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Ngwashape Msume confirmed of the accident in statement made available to faceofmalawi reporter.

According to Msume, the driver of Toyota Land cruiser Prado registration number BM 2704, James Mitambo aged 26, who was heading towards Machinga from Liwonde with eight passengers on board was overtaking a minibus and ended up colliding with a Scania lorry registration number CZ 5426 which was coming from the opposite direction.

Following the impact, four passengers from the Toyota Prado died on the spot due to severe head injuries and two sustained serious injuries while four others including the driver of the Prado and a passenger from the lorry escaped with minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Prado (James Mitambo) is in Police custody and is expected to appear before court for causing death due to reckless driving.

He hails from Namaona village, Traditional Authority Chimaliro in Thyolo district.

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