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Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima killed in plane crash

Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima has been killed in a plane crash along with nine other passengers, President Lazarus Chakwera announced Tuesday,an International news channel reported.

Chakwera said: “The search and rescue operation I ordered to find the missing plane that carried our vice president and nine others has been completed.

“The plane has been found. And I am deeply saddened and sorry to inform you that it has turned out to be a terrible tragedy.”

Chilima, 51, and nine others including ex-first lady Shanil Dzimbiri, were travelling within the country to attend the burial of former government minister Ralph Kasambara, who died four days ago.

Their military aircraft, which took off from the capital, Lilongwe, disappeared from airport radars in Chikangawa Forest, prompting a search operation to find the plane.