Two die after suffocation


TWO people have died, after suffocating in a water well in Nakonde, Muchinga province.

Both Nakonde District Commissioner, Field Simwiinga and Muchinga Province Police Commissioner, Auxensio Daka confirmed the incident to ZANIS.

The incident occurred last Friday, when Clifford Simwanza, aged 35, of Katozi village, got stuck in the 22 metres deep well, at his house, while he was cleaning it.

Mr Daka has explained that Simwanza then called for help from his neighbour, Lyborn Simuyota, aged 30, who also got stuck in the well, resulting in the two men suffocating to death.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old Headman of Chiwale village in Nakonde, has been shot dead by unknown people.

Mr Daka says Siyingwa Kachinga was shot and killed last Friday, on reasons of allegedly practising witchcraft.