A Blantyre International University fourth year Information Technology student lost his life last Saturday at an upmarket lodge in Blantyre after drowning in a swimming pool.
The student Richard Mdachi who went to the lodge with 6 of.his friends to celebrate his 22nd birthday met his fate in very strange circumstances.
Mdachi who was a resident of Blantyre, is believed not have been swimming on the material day but found himself in the pool battling for his life
His friends raised the lodge owners who took him to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
An employee at the lodge said when the boys came at the lodge they were warned not to swim in the pool because the weather was bad.
” The boys assured us that they will not swim. However, they ordered their drinks and were partaking them by the pool side,” said the employee who did not want to be mentioned.
But he wondered when after few hours later Mdachi’s friends came rushing to the lodge’s staff that their friend has drowned in the pool
Blantyre Police confirmed the development but could not give details saying they are still investigating the incident.
Mdachi has since been buried at Chitawira cemetry in Blantyre.
Late last year another University of Malawi student also died by drowning in a swimming pool in the lakeshore district of Mangochi during the annual Lake of Stars music festival.