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Doctors who treated Malawi president say he's dead

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BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) -- Doctors who treated Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika say he died after a heart attack.

The doctors, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters, said the 78-year-old died Thursday, and his body was then flown to South Africa.

The Malawi government has so far issued only issued a brief statement on state radio and television, saying Mutharika was taken ill and was flown to South Africa for further treatment.

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