Milenge school girl drowns

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—A 15-year-old grade eight pupil of Chembe High School in Chembe district in Luapula province has drowned in Luapula River.

 

The girl drowned underneath Mwanawasa Bridge.

 

Luapula Province Police Commissioner, Malcom Mulenge, confirmed the death of Bridget Mambwe of Chabala village in chief Kasomalwela’s area in Chembe district.

 

Mr Mulenga told ZANIS that Bridget met her fate while she was swimming with three of her relatives in Luapula River underneath the Mwanawasa Bridge yesterday around 16:30 hours.

 

He said the three relatives managed to swim to safety.

 

The body of the teenager has not yet been retrieved from the river.

 

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