140 arrested in Malawi after mob attacks on ‘vampires’

FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika meets with reporters at the US-Africa Summit at the Institute of Peace in Washington, USA. Deadly mob attacks on people suspected to be “vampires” have led about 140 arrests in Malawi, Friday Oct. 20, 2017, and President Peter Mutharika has appealed for calm, as the situation has spun out of control according to the Inspector General of Police Lexon Kachama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FILE)


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