A 7years old boy identified by the Nkhata Bay police as Thokozani Manda has died in Nkhatabay after he drowned in Kavuzi river.
According to the boy’s father Mr Oscar Manda, he said on April 30, 2016 the deceased and his friends went to Kavuzi river for a swim.
In course of swimming, the boy was swept away by running water which caused him drown and die at the spot.
The matter was reported to the police and the scene of incident was visited by both police and medical personel. Postmortem that was conducted revealed that suffocation was what caused the young boys’ death.
The deceased hailed from Chindevu village in the area of Traditional Authority Kabunduli in the district.
Meanwhile, police in the district are advising parents to see to it that their children especially young ones are not allowed to go swimming alone so that deaths like this one can be avoided.