Alcohol kills teen in Rumphi


A teen boy has died after drinking alcohol without eating at Thazima area in Rumphi.

According to Police, the boy identified as Fred Mhango aged 15 died on April 22.

Kahuna Mhango, the father to the deceased, said the boy went to drink local spirits at a certain place on Sunday morning but was later found dead.

The matter was reported to Hewe police post who visited the scene along with medical officers from Katowo Health Center.

Postmortem indicates that death was due to excessive beer drinking without eating.

Police in the district are appealing to community members to refrain from taking beer without food and to never allow children to drink alcohol.

Fred Mhango hailed from Mwaritinthiza Village Traditional Authority Katumbi in Rumphi district.