50 CCAP members feared dead on Lake Malawi

About five members of CCAP Church from Tchalo in Rumphi District  are confirmed dead but the figure could rise up to 50 after a boat  they were travelling in   capsized  on Lake Malawi Sunday evening  following heavy winds on the lake.

Drowning

The people attended Easter prayers at Mlowe in the same district and were sailing in Kayokha Boat.

Rumphi Police Station Officer James Mpezeni said: “We don’t have the actual figure of the dead, but all we can confirm is that more than 50 people are feared dead on Lake Malawi.”

He added: “ As of now, five people have died while eight are receiving treatment at Mlowe Health Centre. Searching still on to rescue the remaining ones,” said Mpezeni.

Said Mpezeni: “Updates are still coming in. Our officers are on the ground coordinating the rescue operatiob so that ore lives ca be saved.”

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ck
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MSRIP

Ntchona
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We don’t even have a responsive emergency services so when trouble is on the door you should know for sure you are alone. Sadly that is the state of this nation and those who rule us have lived in first world countries and in those countries patrol guards would have been asked one or two questions and unfortunately in this country it is business as usual. What are our water transport regulations and who enforces them. We are a bunch of Palookas

bruce
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Isa 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? Isa 45:10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth? Isa 45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. Isa 45:12 I have made the… Read more »
Thoko Tchaiso
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very sad

patrick Chinseu
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eshiii my county Malawi RIP

winston msowoya
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We Malawians in diaspora are totally shocked with the lake tragedy that has taken innocent lives of our brothers and sisters and may God the Almighty keep their souls in eternal life,AMEN!!!!!!

Mveruwa
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APM ukumva kulira kwa anthuwa? Uli phwiii wosagundirako mtima and no action. Does Malawi really have a caring president? Last week it was a washed away bridge, and today this. Had it been at Mkwakwazi or Luchenza, you could have rushed. Money is wasted on useless things like mulhakhos and memorials of thieves while people are suffering and perishing. Tangotengani zomwe munasungitsa Chapondazo zigwire ntchito. Upresident umangoufuna not knowing what goes with it? When people complain that you are tribalistic and doing nothing the stupid Dausi rushes in to defend you as he is safeguarding his position. A typiical ass… Read more »
fkr
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Would this be considered an act of GOD?

Kent Y.G. Mphepo
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Countrymen, I of one am not surprised with this tragedy. It was just a matter of time. This country has not taken water transport seriously in recent years. Those of us who are older remember how Lake Malawi was teaming with passenger vessels. But alas! They are all gone leaving our brothers and sisters along the lake very vulnerable to tragedies like this one. A similar tragedy happened last year when 12 people, mostly Tanzanians, perished. Our inaction following that tragedy has resulted in the death of 50 of our own children, brother, sisters, cousins, aunties, uncles, etc! It appears… Read more »
Mveruwa
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Ukumva kulira kwa anthuwa Peter Mutharika? Wangokhala phwii! Last week it was a washed away bridge & today this! Does Malawi really have a caring president? Money is wasted on useless things like the Mulhakhos & memorials while people are suffering. What a shame! Tatengani zomwe munasungitsa Chapondazo zigwire ntchito.

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