A 2-year-old boy has drowned in a well which was dug at the compound for irrigation purposes.

The tragedy occurred on the morning of September 6, 2020 at Mtalimanja village Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.

According to the father, Abdul-Rashid Ajusa, 35, who is a farmer, he dug the well at his compound for irrigation purposes.

On the evening of September 5, 2020 the family discovered the missing of their son who was playing outside when the mother was busy doing house chores.

Search was conducted along with well-wishers but to no avail.

The following day the child’s dead body was discovered floating in the well.

Police rushed to the scene and took the dead body to Mangochi District hospital where postmortem revealed suffocation as the cause of death.

Police is appealing to parents and guardians to cover their wells with strong lids and not to leave their young children unattended since they need parental care, guidance and close supervision.

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