Disaster struck in Dzivarasekwa Extension, Harare after a 16 year old boy drowned in a disused pit, one of many such massive craters created as a result of brick moulding activities in the area.

Tinashe Mlambo, a form 3 student at Corridors of Hope Academy has become the latest statistical figure to lose life through human carelessness after he drowned in a pit created after massive environmental degradation, a remnant effect of brick moulding.

Facts are that this Sunday, Tinashe in the company of seven others went to the disused pits which are now filled with water for a swimming adventure where he dived into the blue pool and sadly could not make it out.

After spending the night missing, Police Sub Aqua Unit was called in this morning and in no time retrieved the body of the 16 year old.

Assistant Inspector Nicholas Marekwa of Sub Aqua Unit Chikurubi, warned people in the area to stay away from the site.

The area stretching for almost 3 kilometers is littered by deep gullies and observers have called on those creating the dangerous pits to reclaim or fence off the area to avoid further risks to human and domestic animals.