Two men died in Nkhata Bay on Sunday 13 September in separate but identical scenarios, one in Lake Malawi and the other in Lwambaza river.
The deceased, Slick Homan 63 of Mujiji village Traditional Authority(TA) Khondowe and Robson Mwenechanya 61 of Chapema village TA Timbiri both hailed from Nkhata Bay District.
According to Nkhata Bay police station publicist, Kondwani James the first incident involves Slick Homan and it happened on Sunday 13 September 2020. James said Homan left home for beer drinking.
“Surprisingly, he did not come back home until September 14, 2020 when he was found floating lifeless in Lake Malawi,” James said.
He also said the second incident which happened on the same day, Sunday 13 September, Robson Mwenechanya also left home for Matete area to drink beer as well.
“Him too did not come back home until the following day when his relatives found him floating in Lwambaza river,” he said.
James further said it is a quite certain that the two got drunk such that they lost balance and eventually fell into the waters.
Postmortem done by medical practitioners in both incidents proved that deaths were due to suffocation.
Meanwhile, police in the district are therefore advising members of the community to always be conscience with waters, and also that they should drink responsibly to avoid similar deaths.