A girl child has died in the capital Lilongwe after she mistakenly drank a poisonous chemical which his father bought to deal with a termite problem at his garden.
Nyasa Times has learnt that Dr. Masauko Kumwenda of Area 25 Sector 3, who works at the Ministry of Agriculture headquarters, on the fourteenth of this month procured the chemical from agro-dealers which was packaged in a small bottle.
The following day Kumwenda went to his garden in company of his daughter who sat behind the driver’s seat.
Unfortunately that is where he kept the hazardous-to-health chemical, a relation said.
At the garden they plucked some guavas for home but on their way the child took the bottle containing the chemical and drunk the stuff.
“The parent discovered after the strong smell that had engulfed the whole vehicle and then tried to ask the daughter if he had taken the chemical but she could not respond,” the source explained.
The father then tried to give her milk which only got her to vomiting. She was then rushed to Area 25 Hospital where efforts to save her life proved futile.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :