Man dies while cleaning drains
Tragedy struck in the heart of Francistown on Tuesday morning when a 33-year-old man collapsed and died while cleaning the drains along the Kenneth Nkhwa Interchange.
The deceased was working for a company engaged by Water Utilities Corporation to clean the flyover’s drainage system.
While down one of the Spaghetti’s manholes, estimated to be about 10 metres deep, it is said he told his colleagues he was feeling unwell and struggling to breathe.
By the time he was removed, he was already unconscious. Even though the hospital is less than a kilometer away, it was already too late.
According to Kutlwano Station Commander, Neo Serumola, his officers received the report at around 10am.
“By the time we got to the scene, we found that the man had been rushed to Nyangabgwe Hospital where he was certified dead,” said the superintendent, adding a postmortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.
“The dead man’s family has been notified,” Serumola added.
Meanwhile, Tonota police are investigating an incident in which a 31-year-old Zimbabwean man died after a drinking session in Ditladi village on Sunday.
Tonota Station Commander, Oteng Ngada, told The Voice the man had vomited a white substance before he died.
“He was working at Palapye farms and came to Ditladi to visit his girlfriend. The girlfriend has been arrested and is helping with the investigations. His family has been notified and we are awaiting postmortem to determine caused the death,” revealed Ngada, adding they suspect poisoning.