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.
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.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :