Karonga stadium fire swiftly extinguished

There was a commotion at Karonga stadium during the game of Karonga United and Rumphi Pirates on Thursday when the 20 000 seaters stadium was gutted fire.

Smoke at Karonga Stadium VIP stand

The incident occurred around 4pm after the second half of the game.

According to eye witness,  reporter Grecian ‘Bolera’ Mbewe, the fire started at VIP stand.

Mbewe said that the stadium officials suspected that the problem was due to the electrical fault.

According to him, many people including the district chairperson Hurry Mwanyembe ran out of the stadium during the incidence.

However, after 35 minutes, the fire extinguisher from Karonga airport together with some people managed to control the situation.

“After the problem was controlled, the game continued. To say the truth, the fire extinguisher was the rescue. Otherwise the story would have been different,” said Mbewe.

Officials are yet to issue a comment on the matter.

Some people survived with minor injuries.

The half billion kwacha, local development funded stadium, was officially opened early this year .

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Fire Extinguisher or Fire Engine? Whoever pays you money is very mad.


Mwati mu sitediyamu imeneyi mumalowa anthu 20,000? Nanga chifukwa chiani a MCP amanena kuti ku mpoto kusakhale chitukuko chifukwa kuli anthu ochepa?
Moto umenewu tikukaikira Chakwera ndi Mia ndi cholinga choti Msowoya asamaonere mpira.


This is not about MCP bra

Dipipi wa Yudiefu

A Hatton ndinu ozerezeka. Ndinu amene mukuwononga Malawi. Bwanji nthawi zonse kumangokhala ndimaganizo ogawa. A Chakwera abwerapo bwanji pankhani ya stadium yaku Karonga?

Nuclear Power Energy

Substandard electrical installation works.Mzuzu District Assembly ,Department of Buildings and Public Works should tell Malawians which contractor was given the electrical engineering works.

kwanu mkwanu

This is not the problem of an electrical engineer;
note that everything as got its validity dont forget this, if the installations is new that is ok. If the installation is over 20years ago how can you blame an electrical engineering work . come on gents work up.

David Mweso

Nkhuku iwe, the stadium has just been constructed.

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