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Six children have reportedly drowned in Sofala in the first 10 days of this year.
The victims, aged between eight and thirteen, drowned while bathing on the beach.
The city is said to have had high temperatures in the past days.
The last case occurred on Wednesday, where a body of an eight-year-old boy was found floating on Veleiro beach in the Ponta Gêa neighbourhood.
The chief of operations at the lake and river coastal police, Jose Como, said most of the children found lifeless were from other provinces and were in Beira on vacation.
“The scenario of a group of children who went to the beach and playing, always wanting to sink more, in the most dangerous parts, for lack of mastery of swimming, they ended up being dragged by the waters and drowned,” Como explained.
The maritime authorities in Sofala have just designed a management plan to prevent drowning on the beaches of Beira.Source: Radio Moçambique
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