37-year old welder identified as Frank Pindani has died suddenly after an object suspected to be a grenade exploded under his foot when he was trying to split it.

The incident occurred on June 19, 2018 around 1830hrs at Mpondasi trading centre.

According to the deceased’s nephew Saulosi Stanzia,22, Frank was operating his welding shop at Mpondasi when an unidentified person brought to him an object to split it open so to remove the contents he believed to be gold.

In the process the object burst and crushed Frank’s left leg.

Immediately he was rushed to Mangochi district hospital where he was admitted for severe loss of blood and complicated fractures until on the night of June 20, 2018 when he was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile the police have collected the sample of the suspected grenade for examination.

Additionally the police in the district is urging members of the general public to avoid touching or working on suspicious objects but rather to tip or report to any nearby police formation in order to avoid similar incidents.

Frank Pindani hails from Mwambo Village in the area of traditional authority Mlumbe in Zomba.

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