At least four people have died following a road accident that occurred at Chitale near Crown feeds in Balaka district on Sunday.

According to Balaka police publicist Precious Makuta the accident involved two vehicles Nissan Wingroad Saloon driven by Davie Gontha and Ulemu Bus Company driven by Alfred Assan.

Makuta said the bus which was heading towards Chingeni roadblock wanted to overtake the vehicle but another vehicle with four passengers was coming from the opposite direction.

Due to overspending the driver failed to control the bus hence a head on collision.

Following the impact four people from the saloon vehicle died on spot due to severe head injuries.

Meanwhile, driver of the bus is in police custody waiting to appear before the court to answer offence of causing death due to reckless driving.