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Tinomutenda Midzi

MASVINGO - A one-year-old boy died last Wednesday in Pangolin after he drowned in a bucket which was outside where he was playing while his mother was busy cooking in the kitchen.
The sad incident happened at number 2225/24 Ndangariro Street in the sprawling suburb.
Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa, said parents should try to be as close as possible to their kids to avoid such tragic incidents.
"All containers with the capacity of causing fatal incidents to toddlers should be kept in safe environments. All the pits containing water should be covered to ensure safety. Above all, parents should try to stay as close as possible to their children especially during rainy season," he said.
The late Tamuwanashe Makaranga was busy playing outside with other kids while her mother, Shingairai Makarudze, was preparing food in the kitchen.
It was reported that the boy was playing outside the house when he moved towards the bucket which was full of water in which he fell and drowned.
One of the kids who were also playing outside rushed to inform the mother and he was found dead.news

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