Blantyre, Malawi — Five refugees on the Dzaleka refugee camp in central Malawi had been injured when a hand grenade exploded on the camp’s major marketplace Wednesday night time. Police have arrested a Rwandan refugee suspected of deliberately detonating the tool.

Police say 3 other folks, together with a pace-setter for refugees from Burundi, sustained severe accidents and are hospitalized at close by Dowa district medical institution.

Gladson M’bumpha, police spokesperson in Dowa district, advised VOA that one of the crucial significantly injured sufferers, Butoyi Fedeli, who leads the Burundi refugees on the camp, used to be together with his secretary, Bruno Ndaishime, after they noticed an individual lighting fixtures fits sooner than throwing a grenade at them.

“Following this, Fedeli fell down while bleeding and he was rushed to Dzaleka health center, from where he was rushed to Dowa District Hospital following several cuts on both legs. Ndaishime also sustained cuts in the legs and on the back,” M’bumpha mentioned.

Three people, together with an 11-year-old, sustained accidents of various levels. They also are hospitalized at Dowa.

Meanwhile, police have arrested 42-year-old Rwandan refugee Umoton John Peter, who’s suspected of deliberately atmosphere off the tool.

Peter is predicted to seem in court docket to respond to fees of grievous hurt after police conclude their investigation.

The incident, the primary on the camp, has brought about panic and worry amongst refugees there, together with Assana Abdullah, who’s from Burundi.

“I did not sleep last night, and today I am just staying indoors. I can’t even go to the market,” she mentioned, including that the incident will dent the pictures of all of the refugees on the camp, and government may come to a decision to chase out they all as a result of one or two other folks.