A BIRTHDAY party for a 27-year-old warder of Nchelenge Prison ended in tragedy on Sunday when he drowned while swimming with his friends at Ntumbachushi Falls in Kawambwa.
Tuckson Mwanza, a sergeant of Nchelenge Prisons, drowned during his birthday celebrations after he decided to go swimming with his friends at Ntumbachushi Falls.
Luapula Province commissioner of police Hudson Namachila said in an interview yesterday that the incident occurred around 15:30 hours.
“Mr Mwanza, a prisons officer of Nchelenge Prison, drowned as he was swimming whilst celebrating his birthday with his friends. The body has not yet been retrieved but we are making efforts to retrieve it,” Mr Namachila said.