A twenty-two years old woman of Munga Compound in Chipata has died after being swept away by water at Chizongwe Bridge.
Chipata Chief Fire Brigade Officer, Fackson Mbewe confirmed the incident, which happened after yesterday’s heavy rains.
Mr. Mbewe identified the woman as Teresa Nyirongo, who was pregnant.
He explained that Ms. Nyirongo was trying to cross the river, when going for antenatal at Chizongwe Clinic.
Mr. Mbewe says that the body was retrieved meters away from the bridge around 15:10hrs.
He says that the body of Ms. Nyirongo was handed over to the police.