Two dead as riots break out in Mazabuka

Riots have broken out in Mazabuka district following the death of two people in a stampede after the police allegedly tear gassed a packed tavern were they were watching the English premiership match between Manchester united and Chelsea last evening.
The police have moved in the city center to disperse the unruly crowd forcing business in the Sugar town to come to a standstill.
Sources tell QFM from Mazabuka that all trading outlets have been closed, after some shops were attacked by the rioters who broke windows.
The main police station in Mazabuka is also said to have been demolished by the rioters.
The death of two people happened around 23:00 hours last night when soccer fans gathered to watch the two English soccer giants at Social place tavern in Mazabuka.
Some eye witnesses who were found at the scene disclosed that some unidentified police officers allegedly tear gassed the tavern causing the death of two people who have been identified as Nasilele Kwalombota, 20 and Masauso Nyirenda, 21.
The incident sparked a lot of anger by the surviving soccer lovers who scampered to different directions for safety as residents of Stage two and overspill compounds joined them to protest against the act.
The residents who marched to Mazabuka police station around midnight demanded an address by Mazabuka district commissionner Tyson Hamaamba to explain what happened.
Mr. Hamaamba in the company of Mazabuka district police officer commanding Lizzy Machina controlled the situation and dispersed the angry mob so that the police could establish the cause of the deaths.

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