3 die after consuming poisonous plants

Malawi Police say three people from the same family have died in Chikwawa after consuming poisonous plants in Chikwawa.

Chikwawa police deputy publicist Dickson Matemba said the family’s older daughter,  Cecilia Frank,  went to her garden to cultivate and  brought roots that looked like yams.

It is said the family then prepared  the meal and after eating, Frank and two other children vomitted continuously.

This prompted the relatives  to rush the three to Mfera Health Centre where they all died minutes after receiving some treatment.

Postmortem results indicated that the death was caused by the particles from the poisonous roots .

Meanwhile, police in the district are advising the people to avoid consuming wild plants they do not know as some may be poisonous.

The deceased  hailed from Feston village in the area of Traditional Authority Maseya in Chikwawa district.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
0 0 vote
Article Rating

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
6 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Flamingo
Flamingo
9 months ago

eish tangokolola kumene

Kambewa Chisale
9 months ago

They ate wild plants because they do not have food.

Shaba
Shaba
10 months ago

This is sad. Especially for a country whose govt is not concerned with citizens welfare like food security in this regard. Busy eating any public resource. Boma lamtunduwanji lomachalila misonkhi ngati mbewa pa m’buli

Stephen Phiri
Stephen Phiri
10 months ago

njala tu imeneyo…….boma la DAD kungoziwa kusowesa ndalama zama coupon

Rodrick Phiri
Rodrick Phiri
10 months ago

Let’s lock down

Mariana
Mariana
9 months ago
Reply to  Rodrick Phiri

Why should they eat yam like food. Tippex says nobody shall dies of hunger. Dausi should explain

shares
Read previous post:
Mutharika extends Ramadan Kareem to Malawi Muslims

President Peter Mutharika has sent a message of goodwill to all Muslims in Malawi as they join the global Muslim...

Close