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FOUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED AFTER A HOUSE THEY WERE SLEEPING CAUGHT FIRE SET BY UNKNOWN PEOPLE.

23RD SEPTEMBER, 2021 – Police in Mporokoso District of Northern Province have arrested one suspect identified as Jonas Mwamba alleged to have set ablaze a grass thatched house in which four people, among them his wife, were sleeping leading to their death.

This was after police recieved a report that Beatrice Chanda aged 28 and her two children namely female juvenile Mirriam Kabwe aged 09 years and male juvenile Beanwel Musonda aged 06 years and another unidentified person died in a grass thatched house after it was set ablaze by unknown persons.

Preliminary investigations have led to the arrest of Jonas Mwamba, the husband of one of the fire victims Beatrice Chanda, and is detained in police custody for murder. The couple is reported to have had marital disputes as the now accused person suspected his wife to have been having an extra marital affair and that he was in a tendency of issuing death threats to his wife.

No information recieved by police so far is linking the deaths to politics as being insinuated on social media. If at all there are people with reliable information to what they are alleging, they should give that information to police.

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