CHILDREN BŪRNT TO DÉATH IN GWEMBE AS PARENTS WERE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS

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CHILDREN BŪRNT TO DÉATH IN GWEMBE AS PARENTS WERE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS

By Michael Nyumbu

THREE children from Tusinke B Compound in Gwembe District have been burnt to death after the house they were sleeping in caught fire in yet to be established circumstances.

The deceased have been identified as 3-year-old Beatrice Kaunda, Savior Kaunda age 7 and Blessings Hanjabu, 20.

The children were apparently left alone after their parents, Kennedy Kaunda and his wife, Royce Muswaika, had gone to attend a Christmas function.

Southern Province Commissioner of Police, Auxensio Daka, notes that the incident occurred on 24th December, 2023 around 21:30 hours.

Daka says the occurrence was reported to Police by Claud Moses, a member of the neighborhood.

The remains of the deceased children have been deposited at Gwembe Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem, with investigations instituted to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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