Three youthful Malawians have died in Nkhata-Bay district after drowning in deep waters of Lake Malawi on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Nkhatabay police public relations officer, Kondwani James has identified the three as 20-year-old Maxwell Ngwira from Mango Village, T/A Timbiri in Nkhata Bay, Rodrick Mokiwa, 26 from Dwangwa in Nkhota kota and 24-year-old Mnjuzi Chiumia from Chipuzumumba Village, T/A Mankhambira in Nkhata Bay District.

According to Agnes Mhone, she accompanied her boyfriend Mokiwa and his brother Ngwira to Chikale Beach for a swim.

In the course of swimming, strong waves swept the two boys to the deep waters where they drowned at once.

Chiumia drowned at Chisu fishing camp.

It is alleged he decided to have a swim while coming from a drinking joint.

All the three men were rushed to Nkhata Bay District Hospital where they were pronounced dead upon arrival.

Postmortem indicate all the deaths are due to suffocation.

Meanwhile, police are strongly advising all people wishing to swim not to go in waters when the lake is not calm as it will help prevent such deaths.


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