Sad news as 10-year-old boy drowns in Nakokote dam in Mangochi

By Chisomo Phiri

A 10-year-old boy identified as Bruno Chinziri has died after drowning in Nalikokote Dam in Mangochi where he went to swim with his friends.

According to Mangochi Police Station Public Relations officer, Amina Tepani Daudi, the incident happened yesterday when the father of the deceased left his son playing with his three friends at home and went to attend a church meeting.

“It is reported that Chinziri and friends decided to go to the said dam without their parents’ knowledge.

” The four started swimming and Chinziri went to a deeper part where he drowned,” said Daudi.

She added his body was later found floating in the dam after the friends reported the incident to their parents.

Postmortem conducted at Koche Health Centre in the district indicated that death was due suffocation.

Late Chinziri hailed from Maliko Village, Senior Chief Mponda in Mangochi District.