A four year-old boy in Masansa area in Mkushi survived death on Sunday, when passersby retrieved him alive from a well he had accidentally fallen into.

An eye witness, Clarence Siamate, told ZANIS this morning that Bright Tembo dropped in a well at the back of the house during accidentally.

Siamate said the boy who was earlier seen playing near the well, suddenly dissapeared and a few people that had seen him plalying near the well suspected that he may have falled in it.

She added that the passersby heard a cry from below the hole and upon realizing that a boy had fallen into it a man identified as Mutale volunteered to go down the well and rescue the boy.

Mutale who was immediately tied to a rope went down the well and successfully saved the boy’s life.

And Bright’s mother, Angela Kanjebe, thanked Mutale for saving her little boy from the death trap and advised fellow residents to always keep a close watch over their children, especially toddlers.

Ms Kanjebe also advised parents and guardians to ensure that all wells, whether disused or active, were tightly closed to avoid a similar incident.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. its so easy to be bogged down by life and take the people who mean the most to us for granted.Pay extra attention to your kids.Lucky for Angela Kanjebe it was not the type of well “baby Jessica” fell in!

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  2. i thank GOD that he has given this boy another chance of living in his life time,i pray that this does not happen to someone else..

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  3. The boy is just one of the lucky kids in such uncivilised areas like M’kushi, this kind of incidence happens all the time to goats, pigs, drunken people, elderly,chickens and so on, why not make life easier and give people running water taps than cry over the primitive wells in the new millenium?

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  4. anonymous since you seem to know so much about the mkushi area why dont you help them out by giving them running water. instead of showing your stupidity by calling them primitive. think before you discredit other iwe.

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