A failed K10 swimming competition in New Kanyam yestereday left a 30 year old Lusaka man dead after drowning. According to eye witnesess a local resident offered a K10 to anyone who would cross the ditch filld with rain water. This is when drunk Goodson Phiri tried to attempt the challenge but unfortunately met his fate in the process.
Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo confirmed that the incident occured near Superior Milling around 18:00 hours.
“Efforts to retrieve the body the same day of drowning by officers from Fire Brigade failed but only managed to retrieve it on 15th March, 2017. The body is in UTH mortuary awaiting postmoterm,” Katongo has explained