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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