Fourteen people have died and 10 others are seriously injured after a vehicle overturned on the M1 section between Blantyre and Chikwawa on Saturday.
Police said the accident happened on Saturday night where by a Mazda Bongo pick-up registration NE 5431 which hit another vehicle going in the Chikwawa direction.
In a telephone interview with the Station deputy spokesperson Aubrey Singanyama said they identified the owner of the vehicle as the driver allegedly fled the scene of the accident.
He also said the identities of the deceased were yet to be established.
Singanyama said “We are yet to identify the identities of the victims and get more particulars because the driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident and we are yet to get further details of where they were coming from and if it was a hired vehicle.”
He said 11 people were pronounced dead upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre.