Three Malawian children have died in Nkhatabay district after being burnt by a bush fire.
Police in the district have identified the three as John Banda aged 12, Lyell Phiri aged 12, and eight year old Bless Banda.
According to Nkhatabay Police publicist Ignatius Esau the trio went to eat mangoes near a certain bush in Vivya village.
Suddenly, they were surrounded by the fire and failed to escape.
A villager who was passing by heard them screaming but his efforts to save their lives proved impossible and he reported the tragedy to police.
Meanwhile police in the district have warned people to avoid setting up bush fires saying they have proved to be death traps to many people in the district.
The children hailed from Vivya village traditional authority Kabunduli in Nkhatabay.