Three employees of Shayona Cement Factory in Kasungu are battling for their lives at Kamuzu Districtl Hospital whilst their friend had already died to the hot ashes that poured at them during the course of their work.
The deceased Yeremia Kaonga, 21, from Chimgole village in Traditional Authority (TA) Wimbe in the district, was with his colleagues inside the room where they process cement.
According to police reports, the victims where one is an Indian were rushed to the district hospital, upon which they were referred to the KCH where one died whilst receiving treatment.
Deputy police publicist, Sub Inspector Edina Mzingwitsa told Mana that the accident is as a result of the workers forgetting to close one door of the clinker.
“So when they switched on the furnace, the cement stone busted from the clinker and produced hot ashes which covered them
One died in the process of receiving treatment whilst the other three are in critical condition,” Mzingwitsa explained.
Mana investigations have revealed that the proper treatment for such burnt wounds, are specially drugs which are supposed to be from United States of America (USA).
The victims are: Yotamu Kalisha Wale, 21, from Nyanda Village, T/A Chitantha-Mapiri and William Mwenda, 26, from Yona Village, T/A Wimbe, both from Kasungu. The Indian is Ramashakr Prasad aged 34.—(Reporting by to Malawi News Agency)