A 12 year old girl has been killed by a crocodile on Lake Kariba in Sinazongwe district in Southern Province.
Nangombe ward councilor Robson Sialukowa confirmed in an interview with ZANIS that Anita Simalugwe of Kaduku Village in Chief Sinazongwe area was killed while she was swimming in Lake Kariba.
Mr. Sialukowa said the girl who was in grade one at Nangombe Middle Basic School was found dead when the parents ran to the Lake to rescue her. He said there were a lot of crocodiles in Lake Kariba and urged the Zambia Wild Life Authority to crop the reptiles that have continued killing people in Sinazongwe.
In September a 21 year old woman of Izenga Village near Chief Sinazongwe’s palace was also killed by a crocodile while she was washing vegetables at the shores of Lake Kariba.
The ward councillor has also warned parents to avoid letting their children swim in Lake Kariba.