Explosive material kills 15 year old , five others injured : Njuli Quarry

Malawi Police in Chiradzuru have confirmed the death of a 15 year old boy after an explosive material he together with five others were playing with which later blasted leaving five others seriously injured.

Chiradzuru Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Victoria Chirwa told Nyasa Times that the incident happened on Monday 18th January 2015 at Njuli Terrastone Site in Chiradzuru.

Chirwa said police investigations indicated that the children all of them male and aged between 10 and 15 at around 4pm were playing at the site and took an explosive material which they put on fire and later it blasted.

“As police, we got the information at around 8pm, we rushed there to confirm the incident and indeed the children were seriously injured”

“One of them 15 year old James Gray was confirmed dead at Chiradzuru District Hospital” Chirwa explained.

One of the injured Manuel Samuel was reffered to Queens while the other four were admitted at Chiradzuru District Hospital.

All the children hails from Chikuse Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mpaka in Chiradzuru District.

Meanwhile, Chirwa has warned warned children to avoid playing around with the materials they dont know.

She has also advised parents to always monitor the movement of their children to avoid similar incidents.

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7 thoughts on “Explosive material kills 15 year old , five others injured : Njuli Quarry”

  1. Edwin Tambala says:

    Dem Police Officers…. Why telling parents only not the managers at the site…

  2. hh says:

    Lack of knowledge or ignorance is killing Malawi, people should not be allowed on mines and quarries. They may know that but are ignorant of it.

  3. patrick mussa says:

    wt kind of investigation do u want? she has said these childrens were playing with explosive materials chichewa zinthu zophulika @ njuli terrastone(machemicals ophwanyira miyala mumvetse aTito.

  4. Bentry kamanga says:

    Oh! poor Malawi,how come! the incident took place around 4pm and the police only got the information 4 hours later.

  5. patrick mussa says:

    amwene Tito don’t comment zinthu zimene musakuzidziwa dus their field adakaphunzira f they don’t knw & u knw t wy can’t u go& work as PRO. zomwe akukamba ndi mfundo parents shud look after deir children and anawo kumaloko awaletse kupitako cz kukugwilidwa ntchito ok?

  6. ponto says:

    So what has the police done with the company management/ Silly police officers. So this story ends there? Are you sure especially where people are been exposed to dangerous materials? Wake Chiradzulu Police officers and your bosses at Area 30. This is a very serious and big issue that needs to be addressed with management of Terrastone and make them compensate for the loss of life.

  7. Tito says:

    Useless police. U never dared to find out what that explosive thing was. And I wonder the advice should go to parents and not the company that works on the site to take care of their harmful materials. Your duty is to do an investigation in order to protect people at the site. Malawi is indeed a sick nation with this DPP. I cry for my country.

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