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Two commit suicide in Blantyre

According to Blantyre Police Deputy Publicist, Aubrey Singanyama, the two separate incidents occurred on 7 January.

“It is reported that on 7 January, around 13:00 hours Makhalira Lino, 48 took his own life by hanging himself in a Masuku tree at Soche hill forest. Children who were playing nearby saw him and notified the local community police who informed Soche Police,” said Singanyama.

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He said the police rushed to the scene and took the body to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH).

 “In a separate incident in the same area, Pindani Jack, 40, died after committing suicide by hanging in a Mango tree.

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“On January 7 around 18:00 hours the deceased was seen going home from his work at a certain maize mill. The following morning he was found hanging in a mango tree and the matter was reported to Soche police who rushed to the scene and took the body to QECH where death was confirmed,” said Singanyama.

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Lino hailed from Chemboma village, in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Somba in Blantyre district while Jack was from Muthere village, in the area of T/A Nkhumba in Phalombe district.

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