A 41-year-old Devisoni Kauaundama, believed to be under the influence of alcohol, drowned in a well at Mponela in Dowa.
According to Gelsom Kapusitsa, 76, of Mumbwa Village, T/A Mponela in Dowa said that his son was spotted at Malovu Trading Centre on 17 May 2021 whilst drunk. He said, Devisoni left the place at around 1900h for home. It is believed that along the way, he staggered and fell into a deep well.
An unnamed woman, who went to fetch water from the well in the wee hours of Tuesday 18 May 2021, was surprised to notice sandals and a hat floating. When she informed fellow villagers, Devison was retrieved whilst already dead.
A postmortem conducted at Mponela Rural Hospital revealed that death occurred due to suffocation secondary to drowning.
Meanwhile, Mponela Police Station would like to appeal all people who take liquor to drink responsibly.
Devisoni Kaundama, 41, hailed from Sese 2 Village, T/A Mponela in Dowa.