Tragedy in Nsanje, 3 people die after canoe capsizes

Three people have died after a dug-out canoe they were travelling in on Sunday afternoon capsized in Nkulamitete River, in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Ndamera in Nsanje District.

Nsanje Police Spokesperson Sergeant, Agnes Zalakoma has confirmed the development on Monday at the Boma.

She explained that at around 1 pm, five people were coming back from Chitomeni village going to their respective homes using a dugout canoe.

“While on the way to their respective homes as they were traveling by canoe, heavy winds on the river started and made the canoe to capsize. Only two people managed to swim up to the river bank while the other three drowned,” Zalakoma pointed out.

She said the well-wishers managed to pull out  all the three dead bodies.

Zalakoma said postmortem has been carried out and the results have shown that the three died due to suffocation.

The three deceased are Master Frank, 26 from Makhadza village, Chembe Agushito, 30 from Tipa village and Lonnex Helex, 24 from Cholomali village in the area of TA  Ndamera.

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3 years ago

My the Lord Almighty Comfort berived families

3 years ago

in 2018 people are still dying from work to their respective homes all because there is no other way of going home other than crossing a river on a canoe. Our president still claims that the country is developed beyond recognition. His people are dying everyday on badly constructed roads, of hunger living in grass thatched houses…….in 2018. Political leaders have truly forgotten their responsibilities to the extent that they find it ok to steal from the poor to feed their huge appetite for luxury. Is this the Malawi we had envisaged in 1964? Is this what we voted for… Read more »

3 years ago

Dzukani please have a piece of a heart, you can not sit there and blame everything that is happening so badly on a current president. This is a serious tragedy and i think it’s very shallow minded of you to put politics on it This area of TA Ndamera has been there for years, during the leadership of Kamuzu Banda, Bakili Muluzi, Bingu wa Mutharika, as well as Joyce Banda. Kamuzu being the longest serving leader didn’t even build a bridge on the river and now you’re expecting someone who has been there for four years to fix all of… Read more »

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