A 20 year old man in Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre has died after drowning at Dorvic Hotel swimming pool after the Pool Party event, Malawi24 has learnt.
The deceased, Netsoa Phiri died after drowning when he was swimming while drunk, police say.
In confirming the development to Malawi24 , Blantyre Police assistant public relation officer Grace Mwale said a worker at the hotel reported the matter to police having seen the body float on the pool waters.
“An accountant at the hotel, Marsha Zuze reported that they found a man dead in the swimming pool after a Pool party that was organized by some youth grouping in Blantyre” said Mwale.
Postmortem results from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) revealed that the deceased died due to asphyxia (a condition arising when the body is deprived of oxygen, causing unconsciousness or death; suffocation.)
Phiri hailed from M’dala village, Traditional Authority (TA) Mtwalo in Mzimba district.