An officer for Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has died after drowning in water ponds at Nkula Power Station, it has been confirmed.
The incident which occurred yesterday morning, forced the utility body to stage an emergency load shedding in search for the drown person.
No name of the drown official has been provided.
“The load shedding is due to lowering down of the ponds at our Nkula Power Station in order to conduct a search and recovery exercise of the body of our member of staff,” reads in part a statement from ESCOM.
“The search is still underway. We sincerely condole the family of the bereaved. May his soul Rest In Peace”.