3 members of the same family suffocate to death

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Esther Katongo

A man and his two children have died of suspected suffocation due to a fire that burnt property in the sitting room. This happened in Lusaka’s Misisi township.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the incident, naming the deceased as father Gezani Zulu, 35, his daughter Naomi Zulu, 16, and his son Titus Zulu aged 13.

Katongo says the neighbors could not notice the fire suspected to have occurred between 01;00 hours and 03:00 hours as the house had no enough ventilation, and was only discovered by the sister in-law of the deceased man who peeped through the broken window and later alerted the people in the neighborhood.

She says the bodies were not burnt and have been taken to UTH mortuary, while the cause of the fire is not yet known.

Katongo said the wife to the deceased man was out visiting her relatives.

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