Reported by Thomson Kanyinji
A 68 year old fisherman has been killed by a crocodile in Lweya river in NkhataBay District, The incident is believed to have occurred between September 12 to15, 2020 when the dead body was discovered the deceased has been identified as Harrison Banda.
Spokesperson for NkhataBay police Sergeant Kondwani James has confirmed about the incident saying According to Chikuku Banda, brother to Harrison Banda (deceased), on September 12, 2020 in the afternoon, Harrison went to the River in question to fish.
Since that day, Harrison went missing until on September 15, 2020 when his dead body was found floating in the river with his right hand chopped off andleft arm severely injured.
Sergeant James further say d Upon receiving reports, Chintheche Police officers accompanied by a game ranger visited the scene.
Tooth biting marks that were seen on the dead body helped the game ranger and police officers to conclude that the man was attacked by a crocodile.
According to autopsy done at Chintheche Rural Hospital in the District, death was due to suffocation in course of struggle to escape the attack.
Harrisson Banda hailed from Chiole Village in the area of Traditional Authority Fukamalaza in Nkhata Bay District.
Meanwhile, Police in the district are advising all fishermen to avoid fishing in places inhabited by crocodiles to avoid similar incidences.