By JOHN SAKALA
Five members of the same family died when the boat they were in capsized and sunk in Chitili stream, a tributary of Kafue river.
Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale who confirmed the incidence identified the family members as Mercy Mulako 36, Sarah Ngulale 12, Mildred Ngulale 7, Maureen Ngulale 2, and Hope Ngulale aged 8 months all of Mwanabene fishing camp in Namwala District.
Mr Mwale said the incident occurred on June 18, 2020 around 12 hours when the occupants were travelling from Shakapepe Fishing Camp to Mwanabene Fishing Camp when a strong wave hit the boat causing the engine to be disconnected.
“All the five bodies have since been retrieved from the stream and are in Namwala District Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial,” he said.