Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Samfya Woman Dies as Pit Latrine Collapses while she was using it

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A 34 Year old woman of Mwamfuli village in Chief Kasoma Bangweulu’s chiefdom in Samfya district, Luapula Province has died after a pit latrine she was in collapsed.

Identified as Mildred Nalungwe , the deceased met her fate after a pit latrine collapsed while answering the call of nature.

Lupili Ward Councilor Innocent Mushinge confirmed on Wednesday adding that the incident took place around 08:00 hours.

“ The deceased went to answer the call of nature when a pit latrine collapsed and fall on her and died.

“ After the pit latrine collapsed it took a while for the people to realise that someone was inside when it collapsed, “ said Mr. Mushinge.

He said it was after hearing the deceased’s children crying, the neighbours decide to check up on them only to find out what had happened only to learn that a pit latrine had collapsed on Nalungwe.

After frantic efforts , the neighbors managed to retrieve the deceased ’s body.

The body of deceased has since been deposited in Samfya District Hospital mortuary awaiting burial as relatives suspects no foul play.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I wouldnt be proud to be a President of a 60 year old country that still has pit latrines! I’m sure if we had the same money as Qatar we would still have streetvendors. We would have cities without public toilets. Gaddaffi left not a single pit latrine in his country. We have the same resources as he did.

  2. The body of deceased has since been deposited in Samfya District Hospital mortuary awaiting burial as relatives suspects no foul play.
    Relatives yes. But what about the Police? I watch too many True Crime movies not to suspect noone

  3. Most of these pit latrines in rural areas are reinforced with logs and mud with time the log rots away and what is left with is just brittle dried mud…accident waiting to happen and not a pleasant way to go!!

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