Two people have died after they fell in a shallow well in Mansa District, Luapula Province.
Mansa District Municipal Council Assistant Public Relations officer Gladys Saili who confirmed the development to Komboni Radio News says the incident happened yesterday around 09:00 hours.
Ms. Saili has identified the deceased as Samuel Mulewa 47 and Haggai Muleba 42 of Lukakula Village in Chief Kalasa Lukangaba’s Chiefdom.
She explained that Mulewa and Muleba wanted to retrieve a hoe in the said well at a named house in Chitamba village when they met their fate.
Ms. Saili says Mulewa became unconsciousness in the Well while trying to retrieve a hoe using a ladder and Muleba in the process of helping his friend also lost consciousness and they both fell and drowned.
She says the bodies of the two men were retrieved by the Fire Brigade unit and have been deposited to Mansa General Hospital Mortuary awaiting burial.