More unidentified bodies recovered in Mkoche and Nankhaka Rivers

Two unidentified bodies of a woman and a man were recovered from Mkoche and Nankhaka rivers on 11 and 14 February, respectively in Lilongwe.

Part of the damaged structures at Mtandire (C)Stanley Makuti

Kanengo Police confirmed about the recovery of the two bodies, saying the body of the woman was recovered from Mkoche River in Mbangula Village T/A Chitukula in Lilongwe and that it was buried there and was found in a decomposed state.

Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Kanengo Police, Salome Chibwana, said the other body of a man was found near Area 28 industrial area on 14 February and that it was yet to be identified and claimed.

“The identity of the deceased still remains unknown as he had nothing on him for any identification,” explained Chibwana adding that the body was being kept at Kamuzu Central Hospital mortuary.

Since Friday February 10, Lilongwe has had heavy rains resulting into the flooding of its rivers among them Lingadzi and Nankhaka.

As of Wednesday February 15, three bodies had been recovered from Lingadzi River with one body still missing according to Lingadzi  Police Sub-Station (PRO), Foster Benjamin.

0f the three bodies recovered from Lingadzi River two were identified as belonging to Bakili White, aged 28, from Mawere Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kachere in Dedza and Hastings Banda, 26, from Chigoneka in T/A Njewa of Lilongwe.

The third body was not identified according to the Lingadzi Police Sub-Station (PRO), Benjamin.

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7 years ago

This is sad development for Malawi. I urge fellow Malawians to listen to advice please, not to construct houses near or in the river banks. Secondly, let us all protect forests they are very important in slowing down rain water and promoting infiltration.

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