Wednesday, 24 June 2015

9 drown on Lake Mweru

Nine people have drowned while four others have survived after an overloaded boat they were travelling in capsized on Lake Mweru in Nchelenge.

Luapula Province police commissioner Hudson Namachila said in an interview yesterday that among the nine deceased persons are Zambians and those from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

“Three people survived by clinging to water plants and were rescued and taken to dry land,” he said.

The boat, which capsized at Kasase between Monday around 20:00 hours and Tuesday 06:00 hours, was laden with cassava and the victims were travelling to Nkole Island in the DRC.

None of the victims have been identified and only two bodies had been retrieved by press time by the police working with military personnel and members of the community.

Wednesday 24 June 2015


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