Flooding waters sweep away 3 children, die in Rumphi
Three children were on Saturday found dead in Rumphi after a river burst and flooding waters swept them away as they were washing their clothes.
Police spokesperson in Rumphi Victor Khamisi said the children aged between six and 10 went to wash their clothes and bath in Chiphakasa river where suddenly flooding waters swept them away after heavy rains up the river.
“The three children told their grand mother at around one O’clock in the afternoon that they were going to the river but after waiting for them for hours, the grand mother told people who went on a searching mission and found the children just 500 metres away from where they were washing their clothes,” said Khamisi.
The dead children, all from the same family, are Ethel Mbewe, Blessings Ndlovu and Anthony Ndlovu.
Khamisi has since told parents not to let their children go to rivers alone in this rainy season.
The Department of Meteorology and Climate Change has warned Rumphi, Karonga and other districts in the northern region will experience heavy rains in the next two days and has since warned people against crossing rivers.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
This is a national,, govt has to engage communities to reafforestation exercise in all catchment areas. Our friends in north Africa are managing.. they are building/planting a wall 15 km wide forest accross the continent. It is possible. otherwise we will keep on crying and loosing pple year in year out.
Ambuye lolani kuti mizumu ya Ana awa iwuse my mtendere. Amen
Now I want to address oil drilling companies, most of whom are foreigners and don’t understand our little Malawi very well. Supposing you drill your on shore oil on those flood plains. Supposing saboteurs had damaged oil pipes and caused spill. Where would that spillage end up to? Lake Malawi or not?!! And then let that happen year on year for years.
Please don’t cause further Malawi suffering. No oil drilling anywhere near the lake.