A 15-year-old boy drowned in a water filled pit in Bulawayo’s Pelandaba West Suburb.
According to witnesses, the boy whose name has not been revealed, drowned while searching for fishing worms.
Bulawayo Police Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.
“Yes we confirm. Our officers are at the scene and the body has just been retrieved. More details will follow,” he said.
Disused pits, left by sand poachers continue to claim lives in Bulawayo
The pits turn into dangerous deep pools when filled with water during the rainy season.