A 17 year old Grade 12 pupil of Chikankata Boarding High School has died after drowning in the dam.
Zambia police Acting spokesperson Danny Mwale who confirmed the incident, identified the deceased as Nathan Kashole 17.
Mwale says Kashole drowned in Chikankata dam while swimming with his friends.
The police acting spokesperson who stated that the incident occurred on October 28, 2020 around 13 hours in Chikakata District of southern province, says the deceased together with two of his friends who are also grade 12 pupils at the same school went for a swim at Chikankata dam around 12:40 hours and that while at the dam, they were joined by another unknown juvenile who happened to be a friend to the deceased.
He explained that the three juveniles realised that their friend was missing, the unknown juvenile went his way while the two fellow pupils returned to school but did not reveal to the school authorities about their missing friend.
The acting police public relations officer says that the pupils only revealed to the school authorities that their friend had drowned in Chikankata dam after being interviewed in the early hours of (Thursday) October 29, 2020.
Mwale has further stated that police together with Mazabuka fire brigade officers visited the scene and managed to retrieve the body which has since been taken to Mazabuka General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.