2 stadium stampede victims remain in hospital

Two out of the 68 injured persons from the July 6 Bingu National Stampede still remain in hospital.

Victims of Malawi independence day stampede in high care unit at the Kamuzu Central Hospital

Kamuzu Central Hospital spokesperson Chiyanjano Kadzombo said a child, who was critically injured and was admitted to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit is now out of danger and has now been transferred to ordinary ward.

“The other patient is a man who sustained multiple fractures. It will take months before he is discharged because he needs strict observation from doctors,” said Kadzombo.

Eight people, seven of which were children, died during the stampede blamed on late opening of the gates.

Kadzombo said the child might be discharged from the hospital in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, a task force appointed by President Peter Mutharika to look into the causes of the Independence Day celebrations accident has started its work in earnest.

The task force is now summoning people, including journalists, to give the account of what happened on the fateful sunny day in Lilongwe.

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