Mother, baby burnt to death in Senanga

Two people of the same family of Nalitoya village in Senanga district in Western Province have been burnt to death after a grass thatched house they were sleeping in caught fire.

The victims identified as Ntumba Makanda, a peasant farmer aged 37 and her one year six month old baby, were burnt yesterday after their grass thatched house they were sleeping in caught fire around 22:00 hours.

An eye witness, the mother to the deceased, Kandanda Kapusa said they saw the house on fire and could not rescue the victims because the fire spread quickly cutting through the entire house.

Kapusa said the cause of the fire is not known as they were sleeping when the incident happened and were awakened when it was too late to rescue the people inside.

And Police officers who visited the scene found the two bodies still at the accident scene.

The victim is survived by five children and a husband.

Meanwhile the husband to the victim is currently away on business and was not at home when the accident occurred.

Investigations have since been initiated to find the cause of the fire, and bodies of the deceased are currently lying in state.


  1. Mambwe pythias

    May their souls rest in peace.

  2. Machiavelli

    May their souls rest in peace

    • james kaumba

      May be if Kabanshi had assisted them with Iron sheets it wouldn’t have happened,now ubomba mwibala syndrome, see now she has been fished out,ba President many more fish them out?pf watusebanya kuma donors! Come 2021 the kabanshi syndrome zwaa!

  3. James Lungu

    Awe Mwandi Chaipa(very Bad)

  4. Jackson

    My condolences to the remaining family

  5. Zulu

    My condolences

  6. morris ingombe

    Comment Too bad may their souls rest in enternal peace

  7. Martin

    Really sad.May their souls rest in peace.

  8. sailas

    My condolences may there soul rest in peace

  9. jaguar

    chinatami (too bad) i feel pity to the husband now with this pf gvt.

  10. General

    Mmm Realy A Sad News.

    Anyway, God gives and he takes but to the family please accept my CONDOLENCES.

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