Boy drowns in pit

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A 7 year-old boy died on Thursday after falling in a pit full of rain water at Nasungwi village Traditional Authority Chiwere in Dowa district.

Dowa Police Public Relations Officer Richard Kaponda has identified the deceased as Grecium Buti.

DrownAccording to Kaponda, on the day of the incident Lekished Buti who is the father to the young boy left home together with his wife for their garden to farm.

“They left the child at home together with his friends but when they returned they did not find their son home,” Kaponda said.

The parents together with other villagers mounted a search and that is when they found the child’s body floating in the pit which is behind their house.

Postmortem revealed that death was due to suffocation.

The deceased came from Nasungwi Village Traditional Authority Chiwere in Dowa District.

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