A 30-YEAR-OLD woman and three toddlers from the same family have drowned after a boat in which they were travelling capsized on Zambezi River.
Western Province commissioner of police Charles Zulu said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened on Monday around 16:30 hours at Mashika in Nangweshi.
Mr Lungu named the dead woman as Monde Katembo while the toddlers were Mwanangombe Wamundila, aged nine months, Mwangala Likando, who was 18 months old, and Elizah Likando aged one-year-nine-months.
He said the family was travelling with two other women identified as Masialeti Lyumbo, 25, and Mulibebe Lyumbo, who managed to swim ashore together with the coxswain, Kennedy Likote, 51.
“Mr Likote reported that the canoe carrying six people capsized while he was paddling and he and two others survived,” Mr Lungu said.
He said the bodies have been retrieved and postmortem was conducted at Senanga General Hospital.