The four were among 10 people who, after prayers in Kapesi Village, were going to cheer a sick member of the church.
Said Southern Region Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa: â€œThe captain, Mavuto Nasola (20) lost control of the boat. The rescuers managed to rescue six people. A four-year-old was taken to Mulanje District Hospital for treatment.â€
Gondwa said the search for the four is still going on.
â€œWe are still searching for the four and we are also investigating the possible cause of the accident,â€ he said.
Gondwa identified missing persons as Yanjanani Dyton, Stafford Milonde, Gloria and five-year-old Francis Yombwe.