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Malawi’s Vice-President’s funeral convoy K!LLS FOUR

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Malawi's Vice-President's funeral convoy K!LLS FOUR

A vehicle in the convoy carrying the body of late Malawi Vice-President, Saulos Chilima as k!lled four people

Police say a pregnant woman was among the d3ad

Twelve other people were injured in the incident last night and were being treated in hospital.

It followed clashes between local people, the police and soldiers escorting the late vice-president’s funeral convoy from the capital, Lilongwe, to his home village for burial.

Malawi's Vice-President's funeral convoy K!LLS FOUR
Malawi’s Vice-President’s funeral convoy K!LLS FOUR

Mr Chilima d3ed in a plane crash a week ago.

Thousands of people had lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the coffin as it was being transported for burial on Sunday.

As the procession passed through areas close to Mr Chilima’s home, some people started to throw stones at government vehicles and officials.

In the commotion, one vehicle went off the road, hitting a group of mourners, k!lling four of them, according to a police statement.

The spokesman for Mr Chilima’s UTM party told the AFP news agency there was some tension along the route as mourners demanded the procession stop so they could see the coffin.

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