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Zambian Students drown in Mediterranean Sea

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Arrowed- Kelvin earlier that day at the beach

The Zambia community in Algeria where thrown into a state of mourning on Sunday when the news broken out that two students from Zambia on Zambia/Algerian government scholarship had drown in the Mediterranean Sea. The deceased were Kelvin Musanda, 19, a first year student in Material Science and Innocent Kawilo Kangwa, 20, a first year student in Electrical Engineering.

These two young men met their fate while in the company of a Zambian Community and other foreign students, based in Tlemcen, Algeria who had gone to the beach to celebrate the completion of their six month French Language course for first year students.


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An eye witness to the incident revealed that, a strong wind-swept Kelvin and in a bid to rescue him by Innocent, he was also taken by the wave resulting in both students drowning. They were both retrieved from the Sea but pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

The government of Zambian through her embassy in Cairo, responsible for Algeria has promised to do everything possible to repatriate the remains of its students back to Zambia.

This is a profoundly sad and tragic loss of young intellectuals eager to sharp Africa and their homeland Zambia for the better. May their souls rest in perfect peace


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