Police in Blantyre are warning of the potentially fatal outcome of abusing drugs and alcohol after a 38 year old woman dies from drug addiction.
Blantyre Police Public Relations Officer Sub-Inspector Augustus Nkwazi said the woman, Esther Gondwe of Malungu Village T.A Kyungu in Karonga died on Tuesday at Larchevoir Lodge in Blantyre.
According to James Mwenefumbo who is manager at the said lodge, the deceased, a nutritionist by profession, was with her boyfriend Lusungu Mwaungulu 39 of Katolola Village T.A Kyungu in Karonga who works with the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Lilongwe.
The two had allegedly met on Monday and had been drinking beers together in various entertainment joints within the city.
On the fateful Tuesday morning, the two booked in at the said lodge where they slept after a busy night out.
It is alleged that Esther woke up while her boyfriend was fast asleep to visit the toilet within the room.
According to Nkhwazi, Esther fell in the toilet and was discovered dead by her boyfriend at around 14:45 hours.
He said, assorted medical drugs and syringes were found near the dead body.
Nkhwazi further said the matter was reported to Manase Police Unit who took the body to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital for Postmortem
“Postmortem results revealed that the deceased died due to drug addiction.”
“Over 381 used tubes of Pethadine Hydrochloride Injections and 5 syringes were discovered in Esther’s bedroom at her home in Sunny Side,” said Nkhwazi.
Sub-Inspector Nkhwazi has since reminded the public that drug and alcohol abuse is dangerous to human beings. He said It is everyone’s responsibility to avoid drug and alcohol abuse.