Masvingo Mother & Daughter Get Swept Away By Flooded River
In a tragic development, a woman from Masvingo and her 2-year-old daughter lost their lives after they attempted to cross the flooded Sebakwe River.
iHarare has established that from The Sunday News that 19-year-old Margaret Rashamira and her 2-year-old baby from Chatsworth’s died on Sunday after attempting to cross the flooded Sebakwe River.
Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the tragic incident
According to the police report, Rashamira and her husband Joachim Zviripai and their baby were on their way to visit Zviripai’s father when tragedy struck. Rashamira, who had the baby strapped on her back, was the first one to cross the flooded Sebakwe river. She only managed to walk about 10 meters into the river before she was then swept away by the water.
Her husband, Zviripai tried to rescue her and the baby but it was in vain as the current was too strong.
“Zviripai tried to help his wife and baby but failed. He then rushed back to the other villagers for assistance and they tried to locate Rashamira and the baby but to no avail,” said Insp Dhewa
Efforts to locate them were fruitless, their bodies were only discovered the following day about 200 meters from where they had attempted to cross.
Inspector Dhewa urged members of the public to be cautious when travelling and discouraged members of the public from attempting to cross flooded rivers saying.
“We are strongly encouraging people to avoid crossing flooded water bodies especially this rainy season,” he said.