Malawi Police in Chiradzuru have confirmed the death of a 15 year old boy after an explosive material he together with five others were playing with which later blasted leaving five others seriously injured.
Chiradzuru Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Victoria Chirwa told Nyasa Times that the incident happened on Monday 18th January 2015 at Njuli Terrastone Site in Chiradzuru.
Chirwa said police investigations indicated that the children all of them male and aged between 10 and 15 at around 4pm were playing at the site and took an explosive material which they put on fire and later it blasted.
“As police, we got the information at around 8pm, we rushed there to confirm the incident and indeed the children were seriously injured”
“One of them 15 year old James Gray was confirmed dead at Chiradzuru District Hospital” Chirwa explained.
One of the injured Manuel Samuel was reffered to Queens while the other four were admitted at Chiradzuru District Hospital.
All the children hails from Chikuse Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mpaka in Chiradzuru District.
Meanwhile, Chirwa has warned warned children to avoid playing around with the materials they dont know.
She has also advised parents to always monitor the movement of their children to avoid similar incidents.