Woman drowns at Kafue river cliff trying to selfie

 Woman drowns at Kafue river cliff trying to selfie

Esther Katongo

27-year-old woman of Congolese national has drowned in Kafue River.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said Martine Mbwaya Misakabu the victim is alleged that the she arrived in the country from the DRC in July, 2021 and is reported to have come visiting her brother in law.

Ms Katongo said on September 11, 2021, the victim in the company of her friend travelled to Kafue District to attend a traditional marriage ceremony (Chilanga Mulilo) at Kafue boys.

She said after the ceremony, together with other seven persons are reported to have gone to Kafue river cliff for an adventure at around 13:00 hours.

“And whilst there went to the edge of the river for snap shooting. It was at that point that the victim tried to take a selfie and as she was trying to position herself she slipped and fell in the river.

Ms Katongo said the police in conjunction with fire brigade officers rushed to the scene and the body was retrieved and has been deposited into Kafue General Hospital mortuary.

An inquiry has been launched.

The Independent Observer


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