In Kasungu, two children have been reported dead on Friday night after eating suspected bitter cassava tubers, the district’s police spokesperson Joseph Kachikho has confirmed.
The two have been identified as Chisomo Phiri aged 3 and Lifika Mwale aged 5.
The incident happened at Chisiwira village where thir parents work as tenants.
“It is reported that seven children ate the cassava and started vomiting after a few hours. Chisomo died at home while Lifika died at Kasungu District Hospital while receiving treatment, “said Kachikho adding that the other five were treated as out-patients.
Police are yet to hear results after postmortem.