A COUPLE of Chansongo village in Mwansabombwe, along with their two-year-old daughter and another member of their family, have drowned after a boat on which they were traveling capsized on Luapula River during a storm.
Luapula Province commissioner of police Hudson Namachila said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened on Monday between 17:00 hours and 18:00 hours while the family was returning home from their crop field at Kambwali area along Luapula River.
Mr Namachila identified the deceased as Derrick Chitalu, 29, his wife Rebecca Mwape, 18, their daughter Violet Kasapo and Coalfield Mulenga, 16, who was Ms Mwape’s cousin.
“The boat in which they were capsized due to bad weather. The boat was loaded with farm produce. The bodies have not yet been retrieved but a search has been instituted,” Mr Namachila said.
Zambia Daily Mail