NKHOTAKOYA (Anjoya Mwanza, Mana ) –Two people have died in two separate incidents which occurred on Monday, May 28, at Dwangwa in Nkhotakota District.

According to Nkhunga Police Publicist Ignatius Esau, in the first incident, a 39 year old man identified as Peter Kampeza died after taking poison.

Esau said Kampeza, who hailed from Mtonda Village in Traditional Authority Phambala in Ntcheu, took poison because his wife accused him of having an extra marital affair.

“Kampeza died whilst receiving treatment at Nkhotakota District Hospital after he took poisonous herbicides following a quarrel with his wife. The wife accused him of having an extra marital love affair,” said the police officer.

In the second incident, 30-year-old Chisomo Mphindila from Chazama Village, Traditional Authority Mwansambo in the same district, was found lying dead in his house.

Esau said Mphindila died after drinking locally brewed beer (Kachaso) excessively on an empty stomach the previous day.

“Postmortem showed that the two deaths were due to poisoning and hypoglycaemia respectively,” he said.

Meanwhile, police have advised people to take caution and not risk their lives, saying both deaths could have been avoided.

“The general public should consult victim support units that are located at almost every police formation in the country whenever crippled with family squabbles.  People should also avoid taking beer on an empty stomach,” said Esau.