11-month-old drowns after falling into a borehole

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A 11 month old infant in Orembe Migori county drowned after falling in a borehole on Thursday.

Acting area Assistant chief Yogo Onyango said the baby was left in the custody of her 5-year-old sister. The baby is said to have been playing around the house when she slipped into an open borehole within the compound and drowned.

Yogo said the infant’s mother identified as Belinda Akinyi had gone to the market leaving the young child under the care of sister.

Attempts to quickly rescue the infant from the well were futile.