A TWENTY- year-old woman and her two year old daughter have died after drowning in a well in Petauke District.

Mary Lungu and Beauty Banda of Chipili Farm of Chief Nyamphande’s area died after a woman had an epileptic attack whilst fetching water in a well.

Eastern Province Police Deputy Commissioner Patrick Bili confirmed the death in Chipata yesterday that the woman and her daughter died around 18:00 hours on Thursday.

Mr Bili said the child was on her mother’s back when the accident happened.

“The child, Beauty Banda, aged two was on her mother’s back when the accident happened around 18:00 hours on 16th July 2015 in Petauke,”he said.

Mr Bili said the bodies of the deceased have since been buried while the police do not suspect any foul play.

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  1. After 50 yrs of Independence, Zambian women are still using primitive water wells, what a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Our mothers do so much for us. Am really touched by the death of this young mother and child. may God give strength to the bereaved family in this trying time.

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