Two brothers aged 9 and 11 drowned while swimming at Nasilai yesterday.

The two residing at the Nakelo District Primary School compound were accompanied by their 26year old babysitter.

It is alleged the younger of the two victims was swept away by strong currents when the older brother attempted to rescue his sibling when they both drifted into deeper waters where they both disappeared.

Their bodies were later recovered by villagers.

Investigations continue.

The drowning death toll currently stands at 25 compared to 23 for the same period last year.

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