Man dies in Mwanza after fire razes down his shop

Malawi Police are investigating the cause of fire that gutted down a shop belonging to Josiah Soda, aged 30 and hails from Kalanga Village Sub Traditional Authority Govati in Mwanza District.

The man who has been in critical condition  has died

Soda who has been in critical condition has died

The owner of the shop, who was seriously injured by the fire, breathed his last at Mwanza District Hospital on Tuesday 1st September, 2015.

According to Mwanza Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Victoria Chirwa, the incident happened on 30th August, 2015 at around 11:00pm.

Chirwa said according to eye witnesses, the late Soda was drinking with his three colleagues at his bar and at around 11 o’clock, the deceased went to his shop to sleep after he got drunk.

“The eye witnesses said few minutes after he had entered into his shop, they saw the shop on fire and with Soda shouting for help. They broke the window to rescue him”

“By then he was seriously burnt and was rushed to Mwanza District Hospital where he died yesterday (Tuesday)” Chirwa told Nyasa Times.

The Police Spokesperson said several groceries and assorted house hold items which were in the shop were burnt but could not reveal the total value as investigations are still underway.

She said before his death, he told Police from his hospital bed that he did not know the cause of the fire.

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15 thoughts on “Man dies in Mwanza after fire razes down his shop”

  1. shame may his soul rest in peace

  2. munthu wamba says:

    RIP but I’m a bit concerned with the graphic photo purportedly of the victim. Nyasa Times,do you obtain permission to publish such photos? I’m not a journalist but I suppose it is against our culture to expose bodies of bereaved people, let alone gruesome ones.

  3. Mr Bossman says:

    may his soul rest in peace. but the pic siyamalemu mukukambawa. Nyasa bodza basi

  4. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    My point of view; this cow was having an affair with a maried woman. When de owner of that cowgirl knew it, he is been 4llowing this cowsoda, til he was attacked. Find out u fake police. Nkhani iyi ndiye busy investigating, but Njauju Issah, mwaitaya. Lets wait and see, coz the tragedy is stl in de AIR!

  5. Mtchana yozitsata says:

    Too sad… May His soul Rest in Peace

  6. M K says:

    May his soul Rest in Peace

  7. lawrence kutaumbe says:

    mzimu wawo uuse mumthendere

  8. Mungete says:

    Rest In Eternal Peace Sir

  9. MAPWEVUPWEVU says:

    ZOMVETSA CHISONI RIP

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