An unidentified dead body of a suspected male has been discovered in Minsundu dam in Ndola.
The body was discovered yesterday around 14:00hrs by Minsundu residents.
The dam is believed to have been one of the quarries used for mining lime in the later 1950s and residents have been using it as a source of water ever since it was abandoned.
Ndola District Commissioner Rebby Chanda who rushed to the dam this morning found a combined team of commandos and fire brigades trying to retrieve the body which was floating.
Mr. Chanda expressed sadness that a life had been lost in such a way.
He advised the residents to desist from drawing water from the quarry as it was dangerous and contaminated.
And police at the scene spoken to explained that the local residents discovered the body and quickly informed them about the incidence.
Police who sought anonymity said it was then that they rushed to dam yesterday and contacted the fire brigade so that the body could be retrieved.
However efforts by the team where unsuccessful as the dam is very deep, by press time a team of commandos and fire brigade were still trying to retrieve the body from the dam.