Sixty Somali immigrants drown on Lake Malawi

Over 60 Somalis have drowned on Lake Malawi and so far 35 bodies have been retrieved from the lake, Kapolo police have confirmed.

The Somalis were in a boat attempting to enter Malawi illegally and their bodies were discovered on Tuesday, according the police and eye witnesses.

Government has responded to the sad news by sending Karonga District Commissioner, Gasten Macheka, to Kaporo to assess the situation. 

The incident is the first in the history of Malawi and immigrants on the lake, which formulates a border with Tanzania up north and Mozambique in the centre and the south.

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