A dark cloud fell on the family of Mrs Aliana Umali of Chanika village in the area of Traditional authority Malengachanzi after their beloved daughter suddenly drowned into Kaombe river and died on the spot.
According to the news gathered by this publication, the incident occured on August 21, 2016 at around 1100hrs
Confirming the incident, her mother, Mrs Aliana Umali said on the material day and time the deceased and her sister Biba Luka 10 years, went to the river to swim. In course of that they slipped into the deep waters and drowned.
Some people who were around ran to the river to rescue the two, however they found the deceased already dead. The other one was unconscious and she was rushed to Nkhotakota District Hospital where she has been admitted.
The scene of the incident was visited by both the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the medical personnel who conducted postmortem which revealed that death was due to suffocation.