9 year old boy drowns in Zomba

A nine year old boy
has died after drowning in Thondwe River,
Zomba, where he went to swim with his
friends.

According to Zomba Police Publicist
Constable Patricia Supiliano, on April 11 this
year, Samuel Kapasule left with his friends to
swim at around 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

But after diving into the river, Samsom did
not come out and fear gripped among his
friends who immediately rushed back home
and reported the matter to elders.
Police and some villagers rushed to the
scene to search for the missing boy, but
they were too late to save his life.
The body was taken to Pirimiti Heath Centre
for postmortem where medical examination
indicated that the death was due to
suffocation.

Meanwhile, police have advised parents and
guardians not to allow their children to go
and swim in such rivers.

Late Samuel Kapasule hailed from Malemba
village, Traditional Authority Mwambo in the
district.

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