Baby drowns in well

AN 18-MONTH-OLD baby of Musakanta village in Chief Kalasa-Lukangaba’s area in Mansa has drowned in a well.
Luapula Province commissioner of Police Hudson Namachila said in an interview in Mansa yesterday that the baby, Gift Katongo, died on Sunday at Mabumba village of Chief Mabumba.
He said Gift’s mother left him in the care of his elder brother and went to a funeral in the next village and returned in the evening.
Mr Namachila said the mother saw the baby in the well the following morning while drawing water and called neighbours to help her retrieve it.
“It was at this point it was discovered that the missing child had drowned in the well,” he said.

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