Five bodies of the six pupils who drowned in Poosa dam at Kachipapa farm in Serenje Central province have been retrieved.
Among the bodies retrieved are one female and four males.
The bodies were retrieved on Monday between 10.30 hours and 12 hours, by a team of Zambia Army divers from the Mushili Commando Unit in Ndola on the Copperbelt.
Meanwhile, Central Province Minister, Sydney Mushanga says Poosa Primary School, where the funeral for the deceased pupils is being held, will remain closed for a week.
Mr. Mushanga has announced that government has taken full responsibility of the funeral expenses, including food for the bereaved families and the mourners.
The Commandos, who were deployed on Sunday, resumed the search for the bodies today.
Last Friday, six pupils, among them 2 girls, drowned, after a boat they were in capsized on Poosa dam.