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Malawi vice president Chilima and nine others killed in a plane crash


Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima has been killed in a plane crash.

The 51-year-old vice president died along with nine other passengers who were on board the airplane that went missing on June 10.

The country’s President Lazarus Chakwera announced the tragic incident on June 11.

Malawi Presidential statement.


The aircraft went missing after it failed to land at the Mzuzu International Airport, about 380 km (240 miles) to the north of the capital Lilongwe.

“The search and rescue operation I ordered to find the missing plane that carried our vice president and nine others has been completed. The plane has been found. I am deeply saddened and sorry to inform you that it has turned out to be a tragedy.

The aircraft was destroyed with no survivors, as all passengers on board were killed on impact. Words cannot describe how heartbreaking this is,” Chakwera said.

Malawi’s former first lady Shanil Dzimbiri was also on board.

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