A truck belonging to Chibuku Product Limited has killed a 7-year old pupil of St Augustine 3 Primary School in the eastern region district of Mangochi.
Police say the truck had hit and run over the pupil identified as Akbar Makiyi as he was crossing the road along the Mangochi – Monkey-Bay road.
Reports say that Makiyi died on the spot after sustaining multiple fractures.
The vehicle, Mercedes Benz registration number BS 3194, was being driven by Aman Steven who is currently in police custody for causing death by reckless driving.
The deceased hailed from Saiti Kadzuwa Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mponda in the district.