Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera announced on Tuesday that all those on board the plane carrying his deputy Saulos Chilima, including his wife, had died.

The announcement came in a statement issued by the Office of the President and the Cabinet, in which they said: “Unfortunately, all those on board the plane died in the accident.” President Chakwera declared Tuesday a national day of mourning.

The President of Malawi indicated that rescue personnel found the plane completely destroyed.

On Monday, the Vice President was reportedly on his way to Mzuzu to attend the funeral of Ralph Kasambara, a late prominent figure.

The plane carrying Chilima, and nine others lost contact about 10 minutes before its scheduled landing at Mzuzu airport.

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