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Chipata man found dead in stream

DARLINGTON MWENDABAI, Chipata
A MAN in his early 30s, has been found dead in Lunkhwakwa stream in Chipata, while holding an empty two-litre container.
Eastern Province deputy commissioner of police Patrick Bili confirmed the drowning of Petros Phiri of Nabvutika township in Chipata on Thursday.
Mr Bili said police received a distress call from Emma Phiri, the sister-in-law of the deceased.
“We received a call from Mrs Phiri around 01:00 hours yesterday that her brother-in-law was found dead in Lunkhwakwa stream,” he said.
Mr Bili said the deceased was last seen on Wednesday around 19:00 hours, and his body was discovered yesterday around 06:00 hours in the stream near the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Market.
Mr Bili said when police went to the crime scene; they found Mr Phiri’s body floating with his face down, while holding an empty container.
He said investigations have been launched, although at the moment, police do not suspect any foul play.
The body is lying in the Chipata General Hospital mortuary.

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