4 year-old boy drowns in Mlambe River in NkhotaKota
A somber mood has engulfed Malunda village in Nkhotakota following a sudden death of a four year-old boy Hastings Zacharia who drowned in Mlambe river in the district.
According to the deceased’s mother Joyce Bunaya said, on February 10, 2018 morning she left to the maize field leaving the deceased and other fellow young boys.
Later the said group of children went to play to the river some metres away from home.
Suddenly, the deceased fall down along river banks and washed away by the flooded river and he later found dead.
Postmortem conducted by medical personnels at Nkhotakota district hospital established that the death was due to suffocation.
The late Hastings Zacharia (4) hailed from Malunda village Traditional Authority Makuta in Nkhotakota district.
Meanwhile, police is urging parents and guardians to take good care of young children especially in the rainy season to avoid similar cases.