Vampire Scare Triggers Mob Violence, Deaths in Malawi

President Peter Mutharika has warned suspected vampires to stop terrorizing people and told village chiefs to stamp down on witchcraft. A vampire scare in two districts has triggered mob violence and left six people dead.

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