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16 year old drowns after canoe capsized whilst fishing.

A 16-year-old boy of Chinsali district has drowned after a canoe he was on with his friend capsized as they were fishing.

Joshua Nkweto sadly failed to manoeuvre through the waters of Lubu river and drowned.

Muchinga province commanding officer Kaunda Mubanga who confirmed the unfortunate incident said it occurred on Monday around 09:00 hours at Lubu River in Kasembo village of Chinsali district.

He said that matter was reported by Mulenga Sichone aged 38 of Kasembo village, through a cell phone call that Joshua Nkweto aged 16 also drowned in Lubu River after the canoe he was using capsized.

“Brief facts are that the victim with two friends and his brother, Gift Nkweto aged 19 went fishing in Lubu River. They then decided to pair up and Joshua, the now deceased paired up with his friend, Negasi Mfula .As they were paddling the canoe, they decided to go across the river to Kalwala Village, but in the process,the canoe they were in capsized. Joshua , he now deceases failed to swim to shore while his partner managed. His partner,

Negasi Mfula after swimming to safety shouted for help, but by the time people came, his friend had already drowned and died,” he said.

Mr Mubanga said the body of the victim was retrieved by members of the public and deposited to Chinsali District Hospital Mortuary awaiting burial as both Police and relatives do not suspect any foul play.


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