Mchinji Police public relations officer, Kaitano Lubrino confirmed to News Watch Reviews that a 3 year old boy identified as Precious Martin has died in Mchinji after drowning in a well on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
“The father of the deceased Martin Chatsirizika, 32 of Mzenje village under Traditional Authority Zulu in Mchinji reported that at around 0600 hours when the family was busy with other household chores the small boy was playing near the well”.
“Suddenly the boy slipped into the well which is 10 metres deep. Efforts were made to rescue his life but it was too late as the time he was being taken out the boy had already taken his last breathe”, said Kaitano.
A postmortem conducted at Mchinji District Hospital has revealed that the boy died due to asphyxia as secondary to drowning.
Meanwhile the police is advising the general public to be on close look over their children to avoid a reoccurrence of such kind of unavoidable accidents in the country.