Teenager Drowns While Swimming in Lilongwe River


A teenager, identified as Steven Yang’anani who was grazing cattle at Dingaliro Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Masula, has drowned on Sunday, September 17, 2023 while attempting to swim in Lilongwe River with his friend.

Confirming the development Lilongwe Police Spokesperson Inspector Hestings Chigalu said as usual, on the day of the incident Steven (deceased) and his fellow teenager, Joseph Masautso, both employed as herdboys, took cattle to a certain grazing land which is along Lilongwe River.

Whilst grazing the cattle at around 11:00 hours, the pair decided to go swimming in the said river as they always used to do.

“Unfortunately, this day’s swimming was not successful to Steven, he drowned.

Only his colleague managed to keep himself afloat and got back to the dry land.

“Steven’s body was later retrieved from the river by members of the community”. Said Chigalu.

He said Mitundu Police detectives, accompanied by medical personnel from Mitundu Community Hospital, visited the scene of the incident.

And, the latter’s postmortem results revealed that death was due to suffocation.

The deceased, Steven Yang’anani, hailed from Chikwera Village, T/A Kalolo in Lilongwe district.

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