Four feared dead on Zambezi River
Four people are feared dead in Chavuma district in North Western Province after a boat they were travelling in capsized owing to heavy currents on the Zambezi River.
The boat was carried away by heavy currents and capsized as the quartet was crossing the Zambezi River from Chavuma Boma to Sanjongo on Monday.
District Administration Officer Mangalilo Sheyama confirmed the incident to ZNBC in a telephone interview on Tuesday.
Mr.Mangalilo said among those feared dead is a teacher James Solochi, his son and two other unknown people.
A rescue operation has been launched for what may seem too late to save life.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mangalilo says Chavuma District is experiencing heavy floods as a result of the rise in the water levels on the Zambezi River.
[ ZNBC ]