Food poisoning kills 6 family members: It’s shocking- VP Chimulirenji

Written by  MBC Online

Vice President Everton Chimulirenji has described as shocking the death of six people of the same family, who died of suspected food poisoning at Muso village, Traditional Authority Ganya in Ntcheu on Tuesday.

Chimulirenji: It's Shocking Chimulirenji: It's Shocking

The tragedy, which involved 10 people- including a couple and their twins, has left three others battling for their lives.


Speaking on Wednesday after visiting Ntcheu district hospital where he cheered the three survivors, Chimulirenji said the situation is difficult to understand upon losing so many lives at once.


Chimulirenji said Government is very concerned with the incident and has promised to support the bereaved families with MK150,000.00 per lost body and MK50,000.00 each to the three that have been hospitalized and

further promised to provide 10 bags of maize to support the funeral ceremony.


“As government, we are very concerned with the tragedy that occurred here in Ntcheu which is why we decided to come,” said the Vice President.


According to Ntcheu police publicist Sub inspector Hastings Chigalu, some family members reportedly started vomiting heavily on Monday, January 13, at around 7PM and were taken to Kandeu Health Centre for treatment.


They were later referred to Ntcheu District Hospital for further medical attention.


Unfortunately, four members – the father Mike Jamali aged 40, the twins aged 10 years and a 14-year-old boy – died while receiving treatment on Tuesday January 14 at around 8AM.


Later on Wednesday, a three-year-old girl and Jamali’s wife Ida Samuel aged 40 also died.


Meanwhile, police say investigations are underway to establish the source of the suspected poisoning and possibly, bring to book the culprits.


The six bodies are still at Ntcheu District Hospital Morque waiting for postmortem.

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