Three women have been found dead after earlier reportedly said that they were missing as the boat they were in capsized.

Their dead bodies have been found in Nkhotakota district at Bondo fishing dock. Nkhotakota police spokesperson Williams Kaponda has confirmed.

The three are identified as, Ruth Nyoni, 23, from Kombo village senior chief Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota district as well as Cecilia Kambemba, 32, and Mphatso Ndelemani, 27, both of Phangwa village senior chief Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota.

The women fell into the lake after their boat which had 15 passengers capsized. The boat was heading towards Sungu Island, Mtenje village and luckily other passengers were rescued.

People in the village are still searching for one woman, Chidaya Ayame who is still missing.

It is said that the boat capsized because it had many passengers and police in the district have advised all fishermen who use the waterways to refrain from that.

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