Three children have died this morning after being hit by a Toyota Fortuner along Lilongwe – Mchinji M12 road.
The three–two girls and a boy–are identified as as Chisomo Sumani, 12, Faith Maxwell, 11, and Martin Majawa, 8.
The deceased met their fate on Thursday at around 7:00 am at Demera Hotel junction.
It is said that Newton Chilingulo, 40, was heading from Chitipi direction towards Kaunda Roundabout on his Toyota Fortuner, registration number NU 8998.
On his arrival at the said junction, he started overtaking a vehicle but, suddenly, another vehicle ahead was also overtaking other vehicles.
This forced Chilingulo to swerve to the pavement where he hit three children walking on the pavement.
The children sustained multiple fractures and died on their arrival at Kamuzu Central Hospital.
The deceased came from Mzumala Village Traditional Authority Njewa in Lilongwe while the driver, Chilingulo, is from Chem’gobola Village Traditional Authority Malemia in Zomba.
Meanwhile, police have since called on motorists to avoid speeding and unnecessary overtaking of vehicles to prevent accidents.