35 year-old man feared dead on Lake Kariba
Siavonga, 27 October, 2014, ZANIS….A 35 year old man is feared to have died on Lake Kariba when the boat he was travelling on capsized last night owing to strong winds.
Gwembe District Commissioner Alice Mwiinga confirmed to ZANIS in Siavonga this afternoon that Royd Hampande from Chilonde village met his fate in Hamatuba area while his colleague Conard Chilonde 38 managed to swim to the shores of the Lake.
Ms Mwiinga said the body of Hampanda has not yet been retrieved as the villagers are still searching for it.
The incident has come barely three days after 25 people among them 22 school children, two elderly women and a one-year old baby drowned on Lake Kariba in Henga area as they travelled for a jubilee outing.
Choma Police Assistant Commissioner Kashif Mphande has confirmed that the search operation for the 25 has been concluded and that postmortems will be done in Lusaka before the burial on Wednesday in Henga area.
Meanwhile, Education Minister John Phiri has expressed sorrow at the death of the 22 pupils from Henga Primary School.
The Minister said today when he visited the deceased families at Henga Primary School that it was unfortunate for pupils who were being educated to become good citizens to perish at once.
Dr Phiri who also prayed for the affected families thanked them for the unity they have displayed during the period of mourning the children.
“ Some of you have lost several children ,others one, while others nothing but you have managed to come together to help each other and government officers have been with you since the incident happened, let this unity continue,” Dr Phiri said.