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Fourteen year old boy drowns in Mangochi

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A Fourteen year old boy have died in Mangochi after drowing in Kapira river. Mamgochi police officers have  identified the boy as Jafali Alli.

Mangochi Police Deputy Public Relations Officer Amina Tepani Daudi told Malawi News Hub on Monday that the deceased best friend, Liyasa M’dala who is also 14 year old boy told the police that the  two went to Kapira river for swimming, whilst in the water Jafali reached a deep area which made him unable to swim as a result he drowned.

Daudi said when  M’dala realized about it he rushed and reported the matter to the villagers for immediate assistance.

“Community members flocked to the river in order to rescue him, and mounted a search but found him already dead”.said Daudi

“His body was retrieved from the

water and taken to  Mangochi District Hospital for postmortem. The result  revealed that death was due to suffocation.”She added

Meanwhile Police in the Mangochi are advising the general public not to allow their children to play or swim in the waters without the company of seniors.

The decease hailed from Chiwundo village Traditional Authority Kalembo in  Balaka district.

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