A Mzuzu based man Rashid Matola has died after he drowned at Chikale beach in Nkhatabay district, police say.
Public Relations Officer for Nkhatabay Police Ignatius Esau told Malawi24 that as part of celebrating New Year’s Day, on January 1 Rashid and his friends left Mzuzu for Chikale beach in Nkhatabay.
Whilst at the said beach, Rashid went into the lake and started swimming but unfortunately he drowned. His friends took him out of the water and rushed him to Nkhatabay district hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Postmortem that was conducted at the same health facility showed that the deceased died due to suffocation secondary to drowning.
Rashid Matola, 26, hailed from Lulanga village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Makanjira in Mangochi district.
Its sad news about the drowned Matola.I am the one who took him out of water when the Boat operater informed me that somebody is under water,I swimed up to the place where Matola was,I took him out of water and I called the people for help,they tried to first aid him befor going to the hospital,but the man was at Coma stage,am very sorry with the news that he died upon arriving to the hospital.RIP!!
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