Four children boarded the bus belonging to National Bus Companyin Lilongwe and hid themselves under the mudguard near the gear box and travelled 15 hours to Mulanje via Blantyre on Monday evening at around 9pm.
The children wanted to disembark in Blantyre but when the bus reached the commercial city they did not realise that they have arrived hence they were proceeded to Muloza in Mulanje.
The four children were discovered when people were off-loading luggage from one of the luggage storage sections of the bus as a leg of one of the boys was seen as seen hanging outside the mudguard.
Mulanje police spokesperson Gresham Ngwira said when they questioned the children, they said “they ventured into such a dangerous adventure because they were in desperate need of transport to Blantyre.”
According to Police, mong the four, one is aged 11 and comes from Lilongwe, another 12 from Dowa while the remaining two are both about 13 years old and from Blantyre and Mangochi respectively.
The children whoescaped from Chisomo Children’s Home in Lilongwe have since been taken to Mpemba Boy’s Home for care and protection following an order by Mulanje Magistrate’s Court.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :