By Moses Masiye

Three people have died after drowning in dams located in Ntcheu and Balaka districts.

Police in the two districts confirmed that a six year old child was found floating dead at a dam on Kasisi stream on Monday, while two 18 year old boys were found tuesday afternoon floating on Kasamba dam in Ntcheu.

Ntcheu police public relations officer Gift Matewere said the two teenagers identified as Chikhulupiliro Suluma and Scott Megha both of T/a Njolomole in the district, drowned on monday, after their man made canoes capsized and failed to swim accross.

The 6 year old child went missing on Sunday afternoon and was found floating dead monday morning, according to Balaka police publicist Inspector Joseph Sauka.

Last rainy season, over nine people died due to drowning in Balaka district alone.

Police has appealed to the general public to ensure that children do not play or cross flooding rivers and streams especially this rainy season so as to prevent deaths caused by drowning.|+265 999 14 8304| +265 884 03 0389