TWO brothers of Chibale village in Senior Chief Puta’s area in Chienge have drowned while their sibling managed to swim ashore after their boat capsized while fishing on Lake Mweru.
Luapula Province deputy commissioner of police Webby Shula said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened on Sunday around 17:30 hours.
Mr Shula identified the deceased as James Chishimba, 45, and Lewis Chishimba, 40, while the sibling, Jackson Chisulo, 23, managed to swim ashore.
“The three had left their village to go fishing around 16:30 hours on Sunday but the boat capsized whilst they were in the middle of the lake and two of them drowned, “ he said.
He said the two bodies were retrieved on Monday and immediately buried.