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Man who went fishing drowns in Malawi’s Bua river

Bua river
Part of Bua river

NTCHISI (MaraviPost)— A 31-year-old man in Ntchisi has died after drowning in Bua River where he had gone to fish. The incident occurred on Sunday June 5 2016.

According to Ntchisi Police Spokesperson Gladson M’bumpha, the deceased has been identified as Samson Yona of Khasu Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chilooko in the district.

Police report indicate that the deceased who was an epileptic patient went fishing together with his young brother Gaison Yona, 14, who at 3pm left him (deceased) fishing.

The deceased did not return home till night which made his father Yona Ziyenda and community to search him on to find him on Monday dead in deep waters.

The deceased is strongly suspected to have been attacked by epileptic disease when he was fishing which forced him to fall into the river. A postmortem conducted at Malomo Health Centre indicated that Yona died of suffocation as a result of drowning.

M’bumpha said that no foul play was suspected as the body had no marks of violence.

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