Eight die, 62 injured in stampede at Malawi independence celebrations

Xinhua
Eight people, including five children, have been confirmed dead on Thursday in a stampede at Malawi's Independence celebrations in the capital, police said.
Xinhua

Eight people, including five children, have been confirmed dead on Thursday in a stampede at Malawi's Independence celebrations in the capital, police said.

Spokesperson for Central Region Police, Superintendent Nolliettie Chihana, explained that among the dead is one woman and two men.

"Sixty-two have so far sustained injuries but the number is not yet conclusive as more casualties could still come in," said Chihana.

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