A 16-year-old boy, identified as Wilson Banda from Kapuwa Village in Traditional Authority Kabudula in Lilongwe died after drowning in a dam on Sunday.
Central Region Police Public Relations Officer, Kingsley Dandaula said the deceased was a standard eight student at Milala Primary School in the area.
â€śOn April 14, 2019 around mid day, the deceased with his friends went for swimming at a dam constructed by road contractors.
â€śUpon reaching the dam, the deceased dived into the water and in the process he was stuck in mud and died on the spot,â€ť Dandaula said.
He said the matter was reported to Nsalu Police who visited the scene accompanied by a Clinical Officer from Nsalu Health Centre. They conducted postmortem and established that death was due to suffocation.
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