Boy (7) drowns in Mananga Club’s swim­ming pool

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Non­duduzo Kunene

A seven-year-old boy has drowned while swim­ming at Mananga Coun­try Club. Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, a 25year-old of Mad­langem­p­isi area re­ported that her son (7) drowned in a swim­ming pool.

Chief Po­lice and In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Phindile Vi­lakati urged par­ents to look after their chil­dren when vis­it­ing places of en­ter­tain­ment, more es­pe­cially around wa­ter.

In other in­ci­dents, two deaths were also re­ported on Jan­uary 10, 2019 caused by drown­ing.

The two fa­tal in­ci­dents hap­pened in two dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions around 1100 hours and 1400hrs.

Vi­lakati con­firmed that a man of Mlumati area was dis­cov­ered hav­ing drowned at Maguga dam.

The drowned man (23) was dis­cov­ered by a 40-year-old woman of Dlan­geni on Wed­nes­day around 1100 hours. The women saw a float­ing body in the dam, then she called the po­lice. In­for­ma­tion gath­ered is that the man had been dead for days.

Ini­tially, corpse will likely sink to the bot­tom, but they be­come de­com­posed and gasses are re­leased in the body, they rise back to the sur­face as a re­sult of buoy­ancy.

In an­other in­ci­dent, a teenage boy (14) of Nyak­eni in the Manzini re­gion drowned while swim­ming at Mg­wenyane River. He was dis­cov­ered by a 35year-old man around 1400 hours.

Vi­lakati urged the pub­lic to be safe around rivers and dams.

Ac­cord­ing to re­cent re­ports , due to heavy rains that the coun­try re­ceived, dams and river lev­els are higher, thus mak­ing it dan­ger­ous to play around wa­ter.

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