Five people were seriously injured on Monday after a fence surrounding a 4 storey building collapsed due to heavy in Limbe Town ship in Blantyre.

FaceofMalawi speaking to the vendors’ chairperson in Limbe, Donald Mpaso in an interview said the fence had some cracks but vendors erected their benches to ply their small scale business.

Due to the heavy rains some shelter seekers took to the benches where they met their fate,” said Mpaso

He said one of the victims who sales tobacco cigarettes is in a critical condition

Mpaso said almost 4 people were reported to be injured though he was not sure if there were still some more down the debris.

He said the victims were referred to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital for treatment.

Limbe Police Publicist Chifundo Kamsunje further told FOM reporters that she was yet to get the details, but however urged people to tread carefully whenever seeking shelter when it is raining.

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