A 10 year old girl of Samfya district in Luapula Province has drowned on Lake Bangweulu. Lister Kalenga of Nshindano village in Chief Kasoma Bangweulu’s chiefdom met her fate while she was playing with her friends.

Disclosing the matter to ZANIS in Samfya, Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi says the incident happened on Monday June 11, 2019 around 16:00 hours. Mr Chushi says the matter came to light when the father of the girl identified as Gibson Kalenga aged 36 years old, reported the matter to Police department in Samfya.

Information obtained by the Police indicate that the girl who was of unsound mind was playing outside their home with her siblings around 14:00 hours when she was seen running towards Lake Bangweulu near Malilangamo market.The Police Commissioner says the body of the deceased was later discovered floating in the deep waters of the lake.

Mr Chushi said the body of the minor had no visible injuries and has since been buried as no foul play was suspected.

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  1. Condolences. It is the nature of living by the lake or seaside. Those things will continue to happen. Hopefully we learn from this and put up some education for other parents and children.



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