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Malawi road crash kills 22 after football match

At least 22 amateur footballers and supporters of their team have died in Malawi’s northern district of Karonga, after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned while driving back from a match.

A police statement said the vehicle carrying around 80 people flipped over on Saturday night after the driver failed to negotiate a bend and hit an embankment on the left side of the road.

Several other passengers were taken to hospital – at least 12 of them had injuries described as “serious”.

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera sent a condolence message to families of the deceased and ordered the disaster management affairs department to offer quick support to all the affected families.

BBC

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