AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD girl of Duba Farm 3 in Choma has died after being bitten by a snake while her 10-year-old sister is nursing a snake bite at Choma General Hospital.
The snake slithered into the girls’ bedroom on Wednesday around 04:00 hours and attacked them while they were asleep.
Love Mwiinga died about two hours after being bitten while her elder sister, Trenety, survived.
Narrating the incident from Trenety’s bedside on Thursday evening, the family’s neighbour, Alice Ngulo, said the parents of the girls only realised that their daughters had been bitten by the snake after discovering Trenety’s heavily swollen leg.
Zambia Daily Mail