Six members of the same family have died after a vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a head-on collision at Mbuna along Dedza-Lilongwe M1 Road at around 9:30 pm on Monday, September 4.
According to police, the deceased have been identified as Kefasi Pachi, 47, (driver), mother Gertrude Pachi , 65, Shukrani Pachi, 25, Estina Pachi, 22, Ayilepile Pachi, 17, and Tony Kasamiro, 4.
Kefasi Pachi (deceased), was driving a motor vehicle Honda Freed Hatch-Back, registration number BZ 10972, from the direction of Dedza, heading towards Kamphata with five passengers on board.
Police say upon arrival at the said spot , the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a G4S Security Company motor vehicle, Hino Lorry, registration number BT 10860. The Hino lorry was being driven by Dennis Chirambo, 43.
Following the impact, the Honda Freed driver and all passengers; three females, and two males including a young boy, sustained severe head injuries.
They were all pronounced dead upon arrival at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH).
They all hailed from Ngwaya Village, Traditional Authority Liwonde in Machinga District. The driver of the G4S vehicle escaped with minor injuries.
According to police, the six family members were going back to Chinsapo in Lilongwe from Machinga where they went to attend a chieftaincy installation ceremony.
Meanwhile, all the dead bodies are at KCH mortuary waiting for burial arrangements.