Three dead bodies recovered in Nsanje canoe tragedy

Written by  Mana

Nsanje Police and well-wishers have recovered three dead bodies in the Shire River after the canoe capsized on Sunday.

Luzeta Antonio one of the survivors Luzeta Antonio one of the survivors


Nsanje Police Officer in-Charge Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kirby Kaunga confirmed that the bodies have been recovered.


He said currently, the search for the remaining eight bodies is still continuing.


“Police and the community along the river have intensified search for the remaining people who are missing,” said Kaunga.


On Monday October 12, a canoe with fifteen people on board capsized at Postal Shire in the Shire River when they were travelling to Mozambique for farming activities.

According to the Nsanje Police Officer in-Charge, four people survived and about 11 people feared dead.


Kaunga said the canoe was being operated by a young man who failed to balance as it was approaching a docking area.

He said the canoe hit the right embankment of the dock thus it capsized before sinking.


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