A 32-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son of Chasefu District have reportedly d!ed after taking tablets used to preserve maize.
Eastern Province Police Commanding Officer Limpo Liywalii has confirmed to Breeze FM News.
Mr. Liywalii who identified the victims as Alice Liche and Promise Mwansa of Kambwe village in Chasefu district says the incident occurred yesterday around 17:00 hours.
Mr. Liywalii explained that at around 17:30 hours, Alice was found by her mother vomiting inside the house where she was seated with her 2-year-old son, who was unconscious and that four tablets used to preserve maize grain were discovered beside her.
Mr. Liywalii stated that the duo was rushed to Kanyangwa rural health centre where they died.
He says police have instituted investigations.