MPONELA (MaraviPost) –A standard two pupil from Mponela 2 Primary school in Dowa on Tuesday morning died after drowning in a well.

According to Mponela Police publicist Kondwani Kandiado, the deceased was identified as Lebison Thabwa junior aged 8-years died on Tuesday morning around 11 am when he slipped into unprotected well on his way back from school.

His schoolmate informed villagers who surrounded the well whose efforts to rescue the infant proved futile as the well was so deep and full of water.

Villagers and the police had to use treadle pumps to syphon the water from the well and later retrieved the pupil but already dead.
Postmortem conducted at Mponela rural hospital revealed that the pupil died due to suffocation.

Thabwa hailed from Madetsa village in the area of T/A Dzoole in Dowa.

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