BIKITA- A one year-six months old child drowned in a well while trying to get water to drink, Masvingo Police spokesperson Kudakwashe Dhewa has said.
Dhewa said Trevor Chakadenga drowned after he strayed from his mother Rudo Mhere (29) who was tilling a piece of land.
The incident happened on October 28, at Mutamba Village under Chief Marozva.
Dhewa said that Police is appealing to members of the public to cover unprotected water bodies to avoid loss of life.
Sources said that Trevor was playing in a field where his mother was preparing land for the Pfumvudza farming program near a hill. Trevor wandered off to the hill and drowned as he tried to drink water from a well.
Mhere went to look for her son after discovering that he was missing only to find Trevor’s lifeless body floating in the well.
She retrieved the body and made a Police report. Post-mortem was waivered by Bikita Resident Magistrate Mugabe .