Septic tank swallows a 6 year old Malawian girl

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Disbelief has engulfed locals in Area 47 sector 2 in Lilongwe after a 6 year–old girl was over the weekend found dead  in a septic tank.

PoliceAccording to Lilongwe Police Station Spokesperson Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said the girl was missing in the house which prompted the parents to start looking for her.

“At around 9 o’clock in the morning the girl was missing and whilst looking for her, the parents noticed a broken ceiling board which was used as a cover for the septic tank only to find the girl already dead,” said Dandaula.

He said the matter was reported to Lingadzi Police who took the body to the Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) for postmortem which revealed that death was due to suffocation and no foul play was suspected.

The deceased girl hails from Kachule village in the area of Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza district.

The Police are therefore advising parents and guardians to ensure that such unsafe surroundings are protected accordingly to avoid such incidences.

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  1. The most painful thing when a child dies is that no one knows who would he or she be in the future.
    Probably the President or Lawyer, who would benefit the family, village,district,be it a nation as a whole, unlike you and me,as our stand has already been seen.
    Rest In Peace.

  2. Sceptic tank needs to be covered with steel manhole cover sold in hardwares.The sceptic house is built with bricks and river sand because dambo sand is weak and it collapses easily

  3. Pepa abanja lofeledwa mulungu akupanga zimenezi moti nanenso ndilinso paulu mwanawanganso wa zaka 4y ataphedwa mizimuyawo iuse muntendere

  4. Negligence My Foot Omwe Mukunena Izi Ndinu Osabala Or Else Simunalerepo Mwana Kumaganiza Mwana Wamiyendo Yake Ungampange Control Bwanji Imfa Ndi Imfa Basi Macomment Opusa Muchepetse Anthu Magojo Inu

    • Sungapange mwana wamiyendo yake control but the thing is atleast they could have created a child friendly environment… That’s where the negligence thing is coming from… Kumavetsetsa amalawi

    • Mukunama Asisi Brenda Moti Inuyo Mwana Wanu Mumayenda Naye Kulikonse Chili Kunzako Nzeru Ndiye Kuchuluka Nzeru Ngati Muli Ndimwana Mayi Musadzayakhulenso Mopusa Chonchi Munthu Umatha Kukhala Busy Nyumba Osadziwa Kuti Mwana Panja Akutani Iyi Ndi Ngozi Basi Nde Mmafuna Asamutse Tank Akayimange Mwamba Kuti Apewe Osamvetsa Ndinu Mayi Zaka Six Nzeru Sikuti Analibe Ayi Apa Mpomwe Naneso Ndilulanira Kuti Si Negligence Kamba Ina Osati Kunyoza Azanu Ali Muchisoni

  5. May his/soul rest in peace ndizopwetekwa ngakhale ena amalankhula mokhuta kulibwino kusiya kukomenta nzako is griefing and you call him/her stupid madzi akataika saoleka komaso sanachite dala

  6. Vuto lakuwumila ndi limenero….the septic tank cover that could only cost them MK10,000…has costed them an innocent life…how could they use ceiling board for septic tank cover…feeling sorry for the innocent little girl…may her soul rest in peace

  7. fucken Malawian this is enough to show we are all stupid from the top of house and even we citizens…. munadikila kukonza zinthu pomwe pabvuta that’s horrible even ma sewage tank ambiri sali mu condition you waiting chiphuluke then you report isn’t it???tavayani pa clock tower the thing pa madutsa train the bridge itself ma clack mbweee you blood to shade then mukodze, kamuzu bridge as well, sewage pipes all these you waiting kamuzu azakonze eti????

  8. fucken Malawian this is enough to show we are all stupid from the top of house and even we citizens…. munadikila kukonza zinthu pomwe pabvuta that’s horrible even ma sewage tank ambiri sali mu condition you waiting chiphuluke then you report isn’t it???tavayani pa clock tower the thing pa madutsa train the bridge itself ma clack mbweee you blood to shade then mukodze, kamuzu bridge as well, sewage pipes all these you waiting kamuzu azakonze eti????

    • Point of correction sikuti anthufe tinachita kulemberedwa kuti tizafa date lakuti.imfa imatipeza nthwi iliyonse koma pali zina zopeweka example munthu wapita kokuba nde amugwira ndikumupha,is that the wil of GOd? Tisamapangitse anthu kuona ngati mulungu ndi wankhanza plz!!! Zachitikazi ndizopweteka kwambiri kwa makolo koma mwina akanasamara bwino malo awo zoterezi sizikanachitika.

    • Zoona Mulungu akalenge munthu nkumupha after 6 years….Zinazi tisamanamizane kuti “tsiku la imfa likakwana….” umangokhala uthenga chabe otonthonza a namalira…. Koma ine mmene ndimamudziwira mwana sindingapange masewera otseka skeptic tank ndi ceiling board….a child always wants to explore…..the surrounding wasnt friendly for a child

  9. palibe chithu chopweteka kwa mayi ngati kuluza mwana pangozi ngati izi, it realy painz,i can feel the pain of the mother of the child,it wl take time for her tearz to dry off,. may the soul of the child rest in perfect peace!

    • You deserve all colors of a good mother,,,may the good Lord,our heavenly Father favor you.
      People (mothers) of your feelings are so scarce, but we have a lot of them who like to say “siwanga”.
      Rest In Peace.

    • and many respect to u fo recognizing a motherly feeling, it showz u hav respect fo otherz feelingz, achuluka azibambo amene sakhudzika wth otherz feelingz, respect to u! !

    • You mean your father Kennedy . Thats Why we won’t move forward as Africans. Why cover a septic tank with asbestos sheets? who does that really. This death could easily have been prevented if health codes were obeyed.

    • God looks after my kids though I have to do all i can to make sure they’re safe and protected . The death of any child under any circumstance is painful . As father I feel their pain , all the same , they should have done more to make their environment safe. RIP Little Angel.

    • God looks after my kids though I have to do all i can to make sure they’re safe and protected . The death of any child under any circumstance is painful . As father I feel their pain , all the same , they should have done more to make their environment safe. RIP Little Angel.

    • Amwene pangozi pamakhalanso negligence?. Maliro amaphweka akakhala kwa eni…..wayankhulupa mopusa……udzafa imfa yowawa ndipo makolo ako adzanenedwanso kut negligence ndiye tidzaone kut adzachilandira bwanj?. Osamaoneka kuchenjera pa maliro.

    • Amwene pangozi pamakhalanso negligence?. Maliro amaphweka akakhala kwa eni…..wayankhulupa mopusa……udzafa imfa yowawa ndipo makolo ako adzanenedwanso kut negligence ndiye tidzaone kut adzachilandira bwanj?. Osamaoneka kuchenjera pa maliro.

    • Occupational safety and health department should make a walk around inspection and possibly detect health hazards. A septic tank hole covered by a piece of asbestos is a real hazard-a death trap. This is a painful death. Do we have safety and health in Malawi?

    • Occupational safety and health department should make a walk around inspection and possibly detect health hazards. A septic tank hole covered by a piece of asbestos is a real hazard-a death trap. This is a painful death. Do we have safety and health in Malawi?

    • mills ua very right….anthu ena angopanga makani opanda nzeru…do they even know y septics are covered with iron steal or concrete? so now these parents replaced these things with a ceiling board mkumati pali nzeru? lets be honest thse parents failed their responsibility….

    • Mills sazafa imfa yowawa. Koma, makolo upusa apha mwanawo ndi iweyo amene ukuyikira umboni zopusazo. Iwo anathamangira kukawona ceiling board chifukwa???? Anaziwa kuti the place was not secured. Iam working with Trencon Construction in RSA. This is the second largest constr. Comp. In RSA. Their projects are always dangerous. But, you will never find a record where life was lost due to negregence. Safety first is their Logo.