July 18, 2024

Plane Crash: Malawi’s VP funeral convoy kills four, injures 12 mourners

A vehicle in the convoy of the late Malawian Vice President, Saulos Chilima’s funeral procession has killed at least four mourners and injured no fewer than 12 persons.

The vehicle, which was part of a motorcade conveying the remains of the late VP, rammed into mourners on Sunday night in the Ntcheu community, a village in central Malawi.

It was gathered that thousands of mourners had lined up in the streets to catch a glimpse of the vice president’s coffin when the incident happened.

The spokesman of the Malawian police, Peter Kalaya confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday morning.

“Due to the impact, two female and two male pedestrians sustained severe head injuries and multiple fractures and died whilst receiving treatment,” said a police statement.

DAILY POST recalls that a military aircraft conveying Malawi’s Vice President and other top government officials went missing last week after it failed to land.

After an intense search, the wreckage of the aircraft was discovered with no survivors.

The VP and the nine others were on their way to the funeral of a prominent Malawian lawyer, former Attorney General and Justice Minister, Ralph Kasambala in Mzuzu when the plane crashed.

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