Grenade blast kills boy, injures four others in Chiradzulu

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A 15 year-old boy has died while four other boys have suffered injuries in a grenade blast at Njuli Terrastone site in Chiradzulu district.

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A blast like this one has killed a boy

Confirming to Malawi24, Chiradzulu police spokesperson Sergeant Victoria Chirwa said the boys were playing around the site at night on Monday this week.

“We got the information at around 8pm that there was a big explosion at Njuli Quarry site, so we rushed to confirm the incident,” said Chirwa.

Chirwa further said the deceased boy, James Gray, was confirmed dead at Chiradzuru District Hospital while three of the boys have been admitted at the same hospital.
According to Chirwa, the fifth boy, Manuel Samuel, has been referred to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) for further treatment.

The deceased boy was related to the other five boys and he hailed from Chikuse Village, Traditional Authority Mpama in Chiradzuru district.

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  1. Its so scary that our police have no clue about explosives!these sites use dynamite which looks like a big firecracker!grenades are only used by the army!

  2. Read the whole story.

    Grenade blast kills boy, injures
    four others in Chiradzulu.

    By Luke Bisani

    A 15 year-old boy has died while four other
    boys have suffered injuries in a grenade blast
    at Njuli Terrastone site in Chiradzulu district.
    A blast like this one has killed a boy
    Confirming to Malawi24, Chiradzulu police
    spokesperson Sergeant Victoria Chirwa said the
    boys were playing around the site at night on
    Monday this week.
    “We got the information at around 8pm that
    there was a big explosion at Njuli Quarry site,
    so we rushed to confirm the incident,” said
    Chirwa.
    Chirwa further said the deceased boy, James
    Gray, was confirmed dead at Chiradzuru
    District Hospital while three of the boys have
    been admitted at the same hospital.
    According to Chirwa, the fifth boy, Manuel
    Samuel, has been referred to Queen Elizabeth
    Central Hospital (QECH) for further treatment.
    The deceased boy was related to the other five
    boys and he hailed from Chikuse Village,
    Traditional Authority Mpama in Chiradzuru
    district.