Birthday turns into death day for Malawi university student

A Blantyre International University fourth year Information Technology student lost his life last Saturday at an upmarket lodge in Blantyre after drowning in a swimming pool.

Mdachi: Birthday death in a pool

Mdachi: Birthday death in a pool

The student Richard Mdachi who went to the lodge with 6 of.his friends to celebrate his 22nd birthday met his fate in very strange circumstances.

Mdachi who was a resident of Blantyre, is believed not have been swimming on the material day but found himself in the pool battling for his life

His friends raised the lodge owners who took him to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

An employee at the lodge said when the boys came at the lodge they were warned not to swim in the pool because the weather was bad.

” The boys assured us that they will not swim. However, they ordered their drinks and were partaking them by the pool side,” said the employee who did not want to be mentioned.

But he wondered when after few hours later Mdachi’s friends came rushing to the lodge’s staff that their friend has drowned in the pool

Blantyre Police confirmed the development but could not give details saying they are still investigating the incident.

Mdachi has since been buried at Chitawira cemetry in Blantyre.

Late last year another University of Malawi student also died by drowning in a swimming pool in the lakeshore district of Mangochi during the annual Lake of Stars music festival.

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ochewa
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Nyasatimes, pliz try to select ma comments and post those which are educative not ma abuses ayi. Lets put ourselves in the boys relations shoes and feel it muone kuwawa kwake. Pofera salambula komanso tsiku lakufa palibe amalidziwa.

max
Guest

Sorry for the family may ALMIGHTY GOD intervene

welbert
Guest

Very bad indeed

chosatheka
Guest

ALL THOSE MAKING STUPID COMMENTS, MAY GOD JUDGE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bwitoto
Guest

Ana a masiku ano makani. Matama ndi kukula mtima thooo!. Kukuuzani simumamva. Kodi mumaziona ngati ndani?

buffled
Guest
This is strange! What does bad weather mean in a swimming pool? Winds, waves and high tides are causes of reasons in lakes for warning for people not to swim, but not in a swimming pool. Can someone please explain???? Did his friends try CPR or First Aid? These are simple life saving techniques that are taught compulsory from standard three in foreign countries so that people can know what to do in a situation like this. Did his friends perform these? Or do they know how to perform CPR? The Government needs to come up with a programs on… Read more »
tonde
Guest

What is CPR? This is a foreign language to me. Otherwise I subscribe to your views.

Ndiopanyanga
Guest

CPR = cardiopulmonary resuscitation. I googled it; you could also have done the same…

steven
Guest

Very tragedy,RIP

Modie
Guest

Don’t go into the water after consuming alcohol no matter how shallow its a death trap

special advisor
Guest
I can feel for the parents. As for those showing callousness by flogging a dead horse, I say think twice and shut up. This is a painful moment. BUT I also want to raise this important issue. Certification of death seems to be done rather too casually. I suspect that some of the people we burry, we burry them alive because of casual certifications. Secondly, I worry that first aid skills are seriously lacking. This can be addressed by public education in life saving skills, training key staff that work in public service institutions, and string up a rapid response… Read more »
freespch
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Post mortem a must I suspect foul play

Bright
Guest

R.I.P BRO

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