TWO babies from the same family aged one and three have drowned in a well in Kitwe’s Chipata Township.
Joyce Kafula Mushota aged one-year-eight months and Mwila Salanga, three, both of 08/8 Chipata Township, fell into the well at their home, while playing.
Copperbelt Police Chief Joyce Kasosa confirmed the incident that happened on Tuesday at around 15:00 hours.
“The babies were left alone at the house by their parents who went out to visit within the neighbourhood,” she said.
She said members of the public reported the case to the police who went to the scene and retrieved the two bodies.
Ms Kasosa said the bodies of the two were laying in Kitwe Central hospital mortuary waiting for a postmortem.
She appealed to members of the public to always ensure that children were under the care of adults all the time.
Ms Kasosa stressed that children, if left alone, were capable of doing anything that might lead to death.
Meanwhile, 12 vehicles were reduced to shells after the garage they were parked in caught fire in Kitwe.
Ms Kasosa confirmed the incident that happened yesterday at around 02:30 hours at Jose Muku Garage.
Ms Kasosa said it was believed that the fire was caused by an electrical fault in one of the vehicles.
She said 10 of the 12 vehicles that were burnt were runners and that the value of the damages had not yet been calculated.