Rescuers have recovered six extra our bodies from a river in southern Malawi days after a ship carrying about 37 individuals capsized overturned by a hippopotamus on monday
Police spokeswoman Agnes Zalakoma stated the our bodies had been recovered from the Shire River in Malawi’s Nsanje district on Wednesday, bringing the dying toll to seven.
13 individuals had been rescued earlier, however 17 stay unidentified and on Monday, the physique of a one-year-old boy was pulled from the river, which Zalakoma stated was infested with crocodiles and hippos.
These discovered useless had been aged between 17 and 51, he added.
A lawmaker from Nsanje District, Gladys Gandastated the villagers had been crossing the Shire River to get to their farms on the Malawi-Mozambique border when the boat they had been touring in was hit by the hippo.
Police spokeswoman Zalakoma beforehand instructed CNN that accidents are widespread on the river.
“It is too harmful as a result of (the Shire River) is simply too shallow and there are crocodiles on this river that the majority typically assault individuals and in addition hippos that trigger incidents just like the one we’re coping with,” he stated.
He added that rescuers are persevering with the seek for the lacking.
The world has seen tragic shipwrecks up to now. In January, a canoe carrying 15 individuals capsized within the Shire River after hitting a tree trunk, leaving one individual useless and 6 others lacking and feared useless, Zalakoma instructed CNN.