Fisheries discover bunda college student dead body after drawning at cape maclear, “another drowns in South Rukuru river”

Aihnews has learnt that the student and others were at cape maclear for church activity recently.

Late George Likatho was a 4th student studying agricultural engineering.

“His colleagues noticed he was not among them, they searched surrounding areas and it proved futile”.

They reported to police who helped with the search but it yielded nothing.

Sources further say this morning, Sunday 11 August they engaged fisheries officers who helped with search and retrieved the body from the lake.


A 39 -year – old man died after drowning in South Rukuru river on August 10th, 2019 at Bale area in Rumphi district.

The deceased identified as Boston Harawa of Yauma Village under Traditional Authority Mwankhunikira in the district.

The reporter mr Smart Mhango of the same area confirmed that; the deceased went to Bale on August 9, 2019 to drink beer.

On his way back home around 20:00 hours, he wanted to pass through a wooden bridge called Kandewe which is in bad condition.

He eventually fell off from the bridge about 4 meters higher into the water and drowned.

Matter reported to police and scene of incident was visited together with medical personnel.

Postmortem results showed that death was due to suffocation.

Therefore,police are appealing to members of community to avoid passing on unconditional bridges whenever drunk.

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