10 August 2016 Last updated at: 11:17 AM

Chewing gum kills Blantyre boy

Chewing gum.

Chewing gum. has cost a life. (Google image)

A seven year-old boy has died in the commercial city of Blantyre after choking on a chewing gum he was enjoying.

The deceased, Brian Phiri who was in standard 1 at Naisi Primary school got choked on Monday this week in the city.

Confirming the development, Limbe Police assistant spokesperson Widson Nhlane said the boy fell unconscious after choking.

He was then taken to Namatapa health centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Postmortem result revealed that the little boy died due to suffocation as the gum blocked his windpipe in his body.

Phiri hailed from Mondiwa Village, Traditional Authority (T.A) Machinjiri in Blantyre.

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