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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gibbbbbbo
gibbbbbbo
5 years ago

pepeani kwambiri

Noah
Noah
5 years ago

So bad

Montfort
5 years ago

rest in peace and deceased families mulungu odziwa kutothoza akutothozeni

Therere
Therere
5 years ago

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

Wozitsata
Wozitsata
5 years ago

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

Tchinga Chisoni
Tchinga Chisoni
5 years ago

rod hv mcy

m'swati wallace chinyamula dube fc

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!

Bongololo
Bongololo
5 years ago

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

Moya Jombajomba
Moya Jombajomba
5 years ago

may their souls RIP

NKANDO KHWISA NCHILAMWERA THEKERANI NTAMBANYAMA LOMORA NSANJE BALAKA NKOPE DWAMBAZI LUWAZI NYUNGWE KAPORO ULIWA LUVWERE
NKANDO KHWISA NCHILAMWERA THEKERANI NTAMBANYAMA LOMORA NSANJE BALAKA NKOPE DWAMBAZI LUWAZI NYUNGWE KAPORO ULIWA LUVWERE
5 years ago

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 .!

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