SAD NEWS: Boy drowns after he tried to cross a flooded river


A herdboy was swept away by a flooded river in Filabusi, and heavy winds blew away roofing sheets at several homes and schools in Matabeleland South.

Officials in Matabeleland South said a boy herding cattle had drowned in Filabusi after attempting to cross the flooded Insiza River.

Several buildings had been destroyed by heavy rains, including a community hall at Chief Sibasa’s homestead.

The onset of the rainy season in Zimbabwe brings joy, but also grief.

The country experiences lightning deaths, sometimes up to 100 people, every year. Most of the victims are usually rural children.

— ZimLive

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