Moses Masiye

Seven suspects detained at Balaka police station were rushed to district hospital after a police officer accidentally fired tear gas canister inside a charge office in front of the police cells, wednesday evening.

Balaka police PRO Joseph Sauka confirmed that the officers were handing over the riot gun at the charge office, when the incident occurred.

Officers had to break the police cell locks to free suspects, who were crying for dear life.

All other suspects were transferred to victim support unit.

Balaka district hospital spokesperson Mercy Nyirenda confirmed the seven were admitted as in-patients, but were discharged Thursday morning|+265 999 14 8304| +265 884 03 0389