A fishing escapade ended tragically after a 13-year-old girl drowned in Chipinge last Friday.
Police confirmed the death of Angela Simango, from Chief Musikavanhu area in Chipinge, who drowned while trying to catch a fish at Nyamukunge River.
Kakohwa said on August 2, the now-deceased was in the company of her friend Rudo Chingizana.
While in the river, Simango followed a fish into a cave on the river and her hand was trapped.
Simango signalled for help to her friend, who rushed back home and alerted the now-deceased’s uncle, Bernard Sithole, who rushed to the river.
Sithole, however, failed to rescue Simango and rushed back to the village and alerted a traditional healer Magumo Mudimu who performed rituals at the scene before retrieving her body.