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Baby drowns in well

MONICA KAYOMBO, Ndola
A TWO-MONTH-OLD baby of Kafulafuta in Masaiti district died on Tuesday after falling into a well as its mother was drawing water.
Copperbelt commissioner of police Charity Katanga identified the baby as Dalitso Chishala and the mother as Clara Mutukwa of unknown age.
She said the incident happened at 06:00 hours at Mbewe village in Chief Nkambo’s area as the mother was breastfeeding her child while drawing water.
Ms Katanga said the body of the child has been retrieved and police have instituted investigations to establish what really happened and that Mutukwa could be charged if the probe establishes that she was negligent.
In another incident, a 37-year-old man identified as Dennis Nkonde has drowned in Lwankuni River in Chief Malembeka’s chiefdom.




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