Vampire Scare In Malawi Prompts UN To Move Staff After Mob
Violence, Report Says
A vampire scare in Malawi is reportedly responsible
for mob violence that’s resulted in the deaths of at least five people
– and prompted the United Nations to pull its staff in the area.
The eruption of vampire-driven
vigilante violence in the African nation came after rumors surfaced in
September that real-life bloodsuckers were creating havoc. Those reports
prompted the formation of lynch mobs who’ve accused people of
vampirism, according to a U.N. Department on Safety and Security report obtained by Reuters.
“These districts have severely been affected by the
ongoing stories of blood sucking and possible existence of vampires,”
the agency said regarding districts in the southern part of the country.