17 September 2016 Last updated at: 5:08 AM

Boy, 6, drowns in Lake Malawi

A six year-old boy has died after drowning in Lake Malawi in Kapanga Village, Traditional Authority Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota district.

Reports that Malawi24 has gathered indicate that the boy together with his friends went to swim in the lake after knocking off from school.

But he failed to swim and he later drowned. This shocked his friends who reported the issue to other members of the community.

“Upon realising that the boy was missing, people in the area searched for him but later he was found floating while dead,” reports indicates.

DrownA medical examination revealed that the boy died due to suffocation. Speaking at the funeral ceremony of the child, group village headman Kapanga urged parents in Nkhotakota district to take care of their children to avoid such incidents from happening.

“This is a loss to the village, district and possibly nation because this boy would have contributed positively to the country’s development. Let us (parents) make sure that our children are under control whenever they are visiting the lake,” said Chief Kapanga.

The deceased hailed from Kapanga village, Traditional Authority Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota district.

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