Two fishermen who went missing after the canoe they were sailing in capsized due to heavy Mwera winds on Lake Malawi have been found dead near Mtondo fishing dock.

According to Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer Amina Tepani Daudi, the deceased have been identified as Ishmael Israel and a Mr Shiluba.

“On August 29, 2021 four fishermen including the deceased went fishing on the waters of Lake Malawi in one canoe despite strong winds.

“In the process, their canoe capsized and all of the four men fell into the water. Luckily, the two among them survived while others went missing,” Said Tepani Daudi.

Members of the community organized a search that later found the two bodies floating on August 31, 2021.

The Police and medical personnel from Maganga Health Centre visited the scene and suffocation has been indicated as the cause of the death.

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