At least one police officer and five suspects at Mangochi police station were rushed to hospital after a tear-gas canister which a law enforcer dropped accidentally at the station exploded.
All the suspects were in a police cell.
Mangochi District Hospital spokesperson Harold Kabuluzi confirmed that one police officer and five suspects were admitted to the hospital this morning after the tear-gas canister exploded.
“We are treating them and they are responding well to medication. They will soon be discharged because they are now all well,” said Kabuluzi.
Mangochi police spokesperson Rodrick Maida confirmed the incident but refused to give details.
Police spokesperson at police headquarters said they are treating the incident as an accident.
“This was an accident and we are treating it as such,” said Kadadzera.
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