At least four dead bodies have been found floating in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kilupula in Karonga district due to floods.
Karonga district received heavy rainfall between the nights of 2 to 3 April, 2017 which resulted into floods in different areas in the district.
“In the morning of April, 3,2017, Mr Julius Mwakyera who is 57 years old from Mwakionja village in the area of T/A Kilupula reported at Kaporo police post that he found his 5 Month -old son whose name is Charles Mwakyera, floating in water near his house as the mother to the deceased was busy removing house hold items away from flooding area,” explains Constable George Mulewa, Deputy Publicist for Karonga Police Station.
According to Mulewa, few hours later Mr Mwantende who is the Village headman Mwantende reported at the same Police formation that he found three unknown dead bodies floating in a nearby river in his area.
“Postmortem revealed that Charles Mwakyera died due to suffocation but no postmortem conducted to the three unknown bodies because the area of Mwantende village is impassable due to floods and all communications are done through phones,” further explains Mulewa who adds that among other affected people are Five police officers’ households at Kaporo police post.
Karonga is one of the districts which experiences floods in Malawi.
Meanwhile police in the district have advised people in the district to move to the higher areas to protect lives and property in such times.
Charles Mwakyera was from Mwakionja village in the area of Traditional Authority Kilupula in Karonga district while other three dead bodies are yet to be identified.