The six children who drowned in the Posa Dam have been buried

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The Burial of six children who drowned in POSA Dam
The Burial of six children who drowned in POSA Dam

The six children who drowned in the Posa Dam in Serenje District have been buried. The six died after a speed boat they were on capsized on Friday.

Five of the bodies were retrieved on Monday while the last one was retrieved on Tuesday by Zambia Army Commandos.

And Minister in the Office of the Vice President Sylvia Chalikosa led a team of ministers at the burial service. Ms. Chalikosa said the death of the six children is regrettable. She said government will devise ways of making water Transport safe in the wake of people dying on water.

And Education Minister David Mabumba said government will renovate Posa Primary School in memory of the pupils. The Ministers who included Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga, Serenje MP Maxwell Kabanda and Deputy Parliamentary Chief Whip Chanda Mutale also toured the Dam.

And Mr. Mushanga has called for the proper management of the Dam to ensure easy passage of pupils when going to school.

The Burial of six children who drowned in POSA Dam
The Burial of six children who drowned in POSA Dam
The Burial of six children who drowned in POSA Dam
The Burial of six children who drowned in POSA Dam
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  1. This is really tragic. Where are the details about what caused this? I hope there will be proper measures put in place to prevent such loss of life.

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    • It was accident, boat overturned, 6 children died on way to/from school. Details are on grave signs, look there. What do you want to know, and for what use.
      Learn how to mourn.

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  2. She said government will devise ways of making water Transport safe in the wake of people dying on water.
    Thats exactly what’s wrong with our government. They devise ways after loss of life not before.

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  3. This is terribly sad news to read, even thousands of kilometres away this tragic event brings tears to ones eyes. My heart felt condolences go out to the parents and families of these children.
    Here in New Zealand we have a large amount of drowning per capita head of population, water plays a huge part in most people’s lives with our numorous lakes and rivers plus being completely surrounded by oceans.
    In small boats such as speed bouts life jackets must be worn, it is a compulsory criteria by law. Life jackets save lives . I myself own a jet boat, nobody including myself goes anywhere I that jet boat unless they are wearing a life jacket. Maybe Zambia needs to make a law same as New Zealand regarding the compulsory wearing of life jackets when any person is traveling in…

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