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BOY, 6 DROWNS TO DEATH IN LAKE MALAWI

A six-year-old boy from Chikopeki village in Traditional Authority Mkumbira in Nkhata-Bay District has drowned in Lake Malawi at Lichizi fishing camp where he went swimming.

Nkhata-Bay police spokesperson, Sergeant Kondwani James said that on Monday afternoon, the boy together with his elder brother went to the lake for swimming where he reportedly step onto a rock and accidentally slipped off.

a view of Lake Malawi

According to James, the boy was pronounced dead at NKhata-Bay District Hospital where an autopsy revealed that he died due to suffocation.

Meanwhile, police in the district are advising parents and guardians to always be careful and have constant check on their children when they go to the lake for swimming.

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