One person dies, 19 admitted from suspected poisoning

By ALICE NACHILEMBE

One person has died while 19 peoole are  admitted to Mazabuka General Hospital from suspected poisoning in the communal water point.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said police received a report of suspected poisoning that some unknown person(s) had administered some unknown poisonous substance in the communal water point in village 5 in Chief Mwanachingwala area 

Ms Katongo said this resulted in 20 members of different households among them 14 juveniles develop severe vomiting, abdominal pains and diarrhea.

She said Police rushed to village 5 area on investigations and collected samples from the communal water point which is a drilled borehole fitted with a hand pump.

Ms Katongo said Initial investigations revealed that some of the victims had consumed locally made drink commonly known as Chibwantu.

she said multiple samples were collected  for toxicology examination.

The Independent Observer

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