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Thursday, 25 July 2024 6.08 AM IST

Plane crash; Malawi Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima killed

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LILONGWE: Nine officers who were with Chilima were also killed in the crash. President Lazarus Chakwera confirmed Saulos Chilima's death and said that the crash occurred in a mountainous part of the Chikangawa Forest. The plane they were travelling in was missing yesterday. The accident happened when he went to attend the funeral of a former minister. The wreckage of the plane was found in a hilly area in the north of the country by the search team.

The Malawi Defense Force said the plane disappeared from radar after taking off from the capital Lilongwe at 9:17am local time yesterday. The group had left for the international airport in the northern city of Mzuzu. Chilima, who is also an economic expert, became the vice president for the second time in 2020. He also held the post during 2014-2019. He has also handled various ministerial positions.

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