Three children drown in Likhubula River

Drowning Malawi

Three children from the same family have died after drowning in Likhubula River at Chileka in Blantyre.

The children have been identified as Angela Chimwaza, 15, and her siblings who are twins, Prince and Prisca Chimwaza aged 9.

drowningOfficer in-charge of Chileka police station Chimwemwe Chingadza said the incident occurred on Sunday.

“The incident happened when the three went to wash clothes at Likhubula River here in Blantyre,” he explained.

Meanwhile the remains of the three children are at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital for postmortem.

The three children hailed from Nkata village in the area of Traditional Authority Kuntaja in Machinga district.

The law enforcers have since asked parents to watch over their children this rainy season to avoid the occurrence of such incidents.