Man missing after boat capsizes on Lake Malawi

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Authorities say a search is underway for a man who went missing after the boat he was in capsized on Lake Malawi on Sunday.

Nkhotakota Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Williams Kaponda has identified the missing man as Henry Chirwa who is a fisherman in the district.

Lake MalawiKaponda said Chirwa together with five colleagues went fishing on the lake at Bua Fishing Dock but the boat they were using capsized.

The other five managed to get back to the shore and they were treated as out-patients at Bua Health Centre.

Meanwhile the surrounding communities are searching for the missing person as police in the district have no boat.

Chirwa hails from Makuta 2 village, in the area of Traditional Authority Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota district.

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