A 14-year-old boy identified as Adam Mdala has died after his bicycle fell into a river in mangochi.
Rodrick Maida for Mangochi police said the incident happened yesterday, Thursday January 5 in the evening hours.
It is reported that the victim was on that time sent to a maize mill by his mother on a bicycle. Upon reaching at Lilasi Bridge, the boy failed to negotiate a corner as a result he control of his bicycle and plunged into a river.
Eye witnesses rushed to his help and took him to a nearby hospital where he died upon arrival.
A postmortem from Katuli health facility revealed that the death was due to suffocation.
He hailed from the same district in the village of Mpwakata, T/A Katuli.