Ik County MP’s child drowns in basin of water

Wednesday October 21 2020
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Mr Hilary Lokwang, the father of the deceased, said the one-year-old girl drowned while their mother was away. PHOTO | COURTESY

By Steven Ariong

The family of the Member of Parliament for Ik county in Kaabong District is mourning the death of their daughter who passed away on Tuesday after drowning in a basin full of water.

The unfortunate incident took place at 4pm on Tuesday.

Mr Hilary Lokwang, the father of the deceased, said the one-year-old girl drowned while their mother was away.

He said the family had been preparing to celebrate the birthday of the deceased and her twin sister on the same date.

"Their mother had gone to pick the cake, which she had booked, for my twins to have as they celebrate their birthday. The kids were playing, unfortunately one fell into the basin which was full of water and failed to get up," he explained.
According to Lokwang the incident happened while he was at Parliament.

" I am now planning to travel back to Kaabong to prepare for the burial," he said.

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