Girl 16, dies after abortion

A 16- year-old grade nine pupil in Kaoma district has died after attempting to terminate a one month old pregnancy.

The girl is alleged to have drunk a poisonous substance that was given to her by her unidentified boyfriend.

Western Province Acting Officer Commanding Officer, Fwambo Siame and the aunt to the deceased, Annie Bwendo confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kaoma today.

The aunt narrated that the deceased complained of not feeling well on Thursday night as she had severe stomach pains and was rushed to Kaoma District Hospital for treatment where she died few minutes later.

The deceased is said to have disclosed before she died that her boyfriend had given

her unknown substance to drink to terminate the pregnancy. 

And Kaoma District Director Health, IDi Mwinyi disclosed that the postmortem results show that the girl died of poison used to spray in gardens.

Dr Mwinyi said the hospital staff tried by all means to save her life but to no avail.

Police have not yet made any arrests as they await official postmortem results from the hospital.

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