11 people feared dead after boat capsizes in Shire River

Eleven people, including children, are missing in Nsanje after a boat they were sailing in hit the river bank at Port-Shire and capsized Monday morning, according to a report by Malawi News Agency (Mana).

Luzeta Antonio one of the survivors

Luzeta Antonio one of the survivors

Nsanje Police Officer in Charge Kirby Kaunga , who confirmed the incident, said out of 15 people on the boat, four managed to swim to the shore and survived with minor injuries.

Kaunga said they met their fate while heading to their gardens in Mozambique. Many families in Nsanje cross the Shire River to garden in Mozambique because of shortage of land for cultivation in their areas.

He said boat capsized at around eight o’clock in the morning at Port-Shire in the district after it hit the river bank and lost balance.

“The canoe carried 15 including the operator. Four people survived and the rest are missing,” said the police officer.

A 16 year old young man of Thawalawa village in the area of Senior Chief Malemia who survived the accident said all his parents and relations who were traveling with him in the canoe are still missing.

“I was with my father, mother and my two siblings in the canoe. We were traveling to Mozambique to harvest our crops. I am the only survivor in [my family] the accident,” he explained.

Police and residents around the area are still searching for those missing.

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38 thoughts on “11 people feared dead after boat capsizes in Shire River”

  1. gibbbbbbo says:

    pepeani kwambiri

  2. Noah says:

    So bad

  3. Montfort says:

    rest in peace and deceased families mulungu odziwa kutothoza akutothozeni

  4. Therere says:

    Kumalankhula bwino, awa ndi maliro, mmalo moti muzipepesa mukulowetsa ndale,
    awatu zawo zapita next it can be you, kodi ndiwe wokonzeka?

  5. Wozitsata says:

    This is tragic. No politician has so far gone to console this community but if this was a market fire bwenzi pano akuchita kulimbilana kupitako. Shame on them all

  6. Tchinga Chisoni says:

    rod hv mcy

  7. OOOOOPS!!..GOD PLIZ BE MERCY UP ON US,WATS DHIS NEH?MAY DHE SOZ OF THESE PPLE REST IN PC.
    #CHENJEZO!! IFE A MALAWI TIKANVA ZA IMFA TIMAKHALA NDI NTHUMAZI KWABASI,SITIMASEKELERA HATA! KOMANO CHADZA NDIYAN CHOMATHIRA KOMENTI OPUSA NGAT ENEWA?..TALUZA MIYOYO YA ANTHU OLIMBIKIRA OMWE AMWALIRA POKAGWIRA NTCHITO KUT APEZE ZOSOWA ZAWO,KOMANO ENANU MULI NDI ZIWANDA ZONYASA, KUTUKWANA BASI?MMMMMM…WHERE IS OUR IDENTITY AS WE MALAWIANS?OSAMATERO ABALE,ZANDALE KAYA NDIZACHITUKUKO, PLIZ! SINKHAN IMENEYI OK!

  8. Bongololo says:

    Zonsezi zikuchitika chifukwa cha utsogoleri wospanda dongosolo wa a Peter Mutharika.

  9. Moya Jombajomba says:

    may their souls RIP

  10. NKANDO KHWISA NCHILAMWERA THEKERANI NTAMBANYAMA LOMORA NSANJE BALAKA NKOPE DWAMBAZI LUWAZI NYUNGWE KAPORO ULIWA LUVWERE says:

    SON OF THE LIVING GOD
    (JESUS)
    SON OF DAVID
    (JESUS)
    MAY YOU HAVE MERCY ON ME
    I KNOW AM A SINNER
    NOT WORTHY MENTIONING THY NAME
    REMEMBER ME IN THY KINGDOM
    I PRAY !
    AMEN .!

  11. Mphongozidana Ndau says:

    This is a very sad development. Can government do something about these people? They need a bridge here. May their should rest in peace.

  12. Tina says:

    Nkhedu you are also idiot and bustard because these people they didn’t cheat themselves. Who are you talking then? Tell them stupid and fool

  13. PROFESSOR DR. JAMES NAPWIRI PHIRI says:

    Luzeta you are my heroine swimming up to the shore

  14. A malawi kulandila zilango chifukwa munasankha bwampini. Ena mudzaona ngati ndayakhula molakwa. Dziko limalandira madalitso komaso milili chifukwa cha utsogoleri. Mavuto amera basi ku malawi, madzi osefukira kukuphonya koma ndikufa popita ku munda zoona.

  15. This is indeed a sad story. May The Lord be merciful.

  16. Chenkumbi says:

    Nkhedu, you are very stupid, and you have no sense of humor. The issue here is about lost lives. Ndiwe munthu wanji wopanda umunthu mmutu mwakomo. Ukulankhula zinthu zopusa kwambiri alipo wanena zodoko apa. anzanu akulira , munthu wasala yekha out of the whole family instead of sympathizing with him you are talking rubbish, may the Lord forgive you for you don’t know what you are saying.Kuzolowera kutukwana boma zikupindulirani chiani amphawi inu.

  17. Professor Linton Pamberiii says:

    Nsanje World Inland Port kkkkk. Chi slub. F….ken people of lower shire umakhulupilira a bwampini aku Thyolo. Mutsekulira bwanji DOKO without even a single warehouse? Zitsiru

  18. davie says:

    Ambuye atonthoze ana ake

  19. nyere kuwawa says:

    Khedi yamvetsrtsani nkhani

  20. Kapondo says:

    Too bad. Bad luck comes when you least expect it.

  21. nyagonkhwa says:

    Jhiiiih asena anza tili pa nyatwa dyabu wapezipezi mtalika adatinamiza kuti adzakwela helikopita kukatsekula doko akawina pano kuli ziiiiiiii. Angomwa phele yeke tinamutumila ng’ona.

  22. concerned citizen says:

    If you are a Malawian you cant call people of Nsanje useless just because the intended project is located in their area. .The project if viable is not meant for the people of Nsanje only. It will benefit the whole Malawi including you. Besides ,How can you say things like that when a tragedy has taken place and other people are in sorrow?

  23. sayi uphak says:

    Zosakhala bwino ayi pomva abale athu apanga ngozi.Mizimu yawo ikawutse mu ntendere. Komanso nthawi zina si bwino kumaziwonetsa ngati wochenjera kapena woziwa kuyankhula pakachitika zovuta especially inu Mr Nkhedu. Issue ya Doko ndi ngozi are two separate issues.Let’s not politicize issue ya ngozi ndi doko.

  24. Ndatopa says:

    Choncho kuli bwino kungofa poti ena omwe anathamangila ku bwalo la milandu kukalumbilitsidwa kuti atitumikile amela mano ndi mapiko akumachita mwano tikawafunsa.

  25. ALOSWEA says:

    Ambuye koma a Malawi adzasangalala ?taonani anthuwa ,zachisoni

  26. i miss kamuzu says:

    komanso sizikumveka. if the boat hit the river bank, that means they were in 2 feet of water. how the fuck do you drown in two feet of water? apo ayi olembayu sakudziwa kuti river bank ndi chani

  27. tonde wa mbuzi says:

    Look at That woman, struggling to make ends meet whilst the cashgaters are enjoying our monies. Amwenye mkati no tax, painful. God Will judge.

  28. Mr Dowa says:

    Oh my God

  29. i miss kamuzu says:

    munavota udyo

  30. Man of God says:

    Very bad. What sin has Nsanje committed? Lord, have mercy.

  31. losco says:

    Sorry

  32. Sand Wa Sand says:

    Oosh! Pathetic! MTSRIP

  33. che msumbo in rsa says:

    I just fil sorry fo my country malawi i wish the must not b ruled by mathanyulas the satanist

  34. kasim says:

    Sorry may God console the bereaved families

  35. nkhedu says:

    useless bunch of people onamizidwa slub ndikumati port.

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