Samfya Girl Drowns in Lake Bangweulu

A 10-year-old girl of Samfya district in Luapula Province has drowned in Lake Bangweulu.

Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi said the incident happened on Monday, June 11, 2019 around 16:00 hours.

According to Chushi, Lister Kalenga of Nshindano village in Chief Kasoma Bangweulu’s chiefdom met her fate while she was playing with her friends.

He  said the father of the girl identified as Gibson Kalenga, aged 36, reported the matter to Police in Samfya.

Information obtained by the Police indicate that the girl, who was of unsound mind, was playing outside their home with her siblings around 14:00 hours when she was seen running towards Lake Bangweulu near Malilangamo market.

The Police Commissioner said the body of the deceased was later discovered floating in the deep waters of the lake.

Chushi added that the body of the minor had no visible injuries and has since been buried as no foul play was suspected.


  1. puzzled

    rest in peace little angel may the good lord ca4t the family n friends in ths tryn moment

  2. Wise Leader

    And I quote “Information obtained by police indicated that the girl,who was of unsound mind was…”
    hmmm am brainstorming here

  3. conrad

    sad development😭.. MHSRIP

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  5. mela

    May her soul rest in peace. I think there is a very big problem in my province.

  6. Daniel Banda

    Charge the parents of the girl for criminal negligence. They watched their mentally unstable daughter running towards the lake. That is typical Science of Stupid.

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