Eight out of the 38 people that are feared dead after their boat capsized on Lake Mweru, managed to swim to safety into the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.
Police Spokesperson Bdandula Siamana confirmed this to ZNBC news in Lusaka this evening. Ms Siamana said the Eight managed to swim into the DRC because the coast was nearer than that on the Zambian side.
Meanwhile, one body has been retrieved from Lake Mweru in Nchelenge district.
Luapula Province Minister Besa Chimbaka says only one body of the 38 was retrieved on Wednesday. Mr Chimbaka told ZNBC News that there are speculations that some fishermen could have been trapped in the boat and that divers are required to retrieve the bodies.
He however, says that the search for bodies has continued. Forty two people were fishing on the lake, when the boat capsized.