21 die in Phalombe due to drowning

Malawi Police in Phalombe are expressing worry over the high rate people who drown during rainy season, saying this season alone, 21 people have drowned.

Man pulled out of a river after drowning

Police spokesperson in Phalombe Innocent Moses said most of them are drunkards who attempt to cross flooded rivers whilst seven of them are children whose parents never care where their children are.

“This is a very worrisome situation. We cannot have such a high number of people drowning even before the rainy season is over,” he said.

Most if not all rivers in Phalombe originate from Mulanje mountain so they are fast moving waters as they descend from the top of the mountain before going into Likhubula, Thuchila, Ruo, Zambezi and Indian Ocean.

Moses said there was need for intensive civic education on the dangers of crossing rivers whilst drunk as well as not taking care of children who play in fast moving waters.

 

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Muhlabase
Muhlabase
1 year ago

Mtsrip

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago

The problem is that munthu ukaledzela u aona ngati kuti Madzi ndi mwala, and you find out that you are making a choince of jumping thinking you are jumping the water near by your feet to the stone you see afar without knowing you are jumping into the water, therefore woledzelawo ndiye expect more to go! And again these idots they will tell you kuti those apitawo it was there time, by using the word,, wofa lero safa mawa,, Kaya mwina yambani kuphumzitsa how to cross the river as a subject at primary level to save our children.

Malawi
Malawi
1 year ago

Please respect the family and friends. I find such things very insensitive. This man is helpless and cannot request for his privacy and diginity to be respected.
Condolences to the family.

May He and the 20 rest in peace.

Valema
Valema
1 year ago

Sad news.

Bystander
Bystander
1 year ago

I don’t like this insinuation that some of them are drunkards, and that some of them are children whose don’t care where their children are. An accident should be taken as such. What if cause is lack of crossing points, bridges?

Bystander
Bystander
1 year ago
Reply to  Bystander

…..whose parents don’t care……

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

Nyasatimes, you can tell the story about drowning without this picture. You are insensitive and unethical.

benjones
1 year ago

TRUE

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