6 dead, 8 injured in Karonga after croc, hippo attack: Hectares of crop land vanquished

Six people are feared dead with eight others seriously wounded in Karonga following an attack by crocodiles and hippos in Lupembe Area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kyungu Saturday.

Nyirongo: We believe the crodile to be a aman made.

Nyirongo: We believe the crodile to be a man made.

Mlowoka: Sad development

Mlowoka: Sad development

The predators also destroyed immeasurable hectares of crop land.

Vincent Kayuni, Area Development Committee chairperson, said they were “living in fear.”

He confirmed the deaths, adding over seven villages have been affected as far as crop damage is concerned.

The 59 year old Mwepechi Nyirongo who is battling for life at Karonga District Hospital after surviving a crocodile attack on Wednesday wondered why government had not yet taken action even after getting reports.

Nyirongo said the community believed the crocodile is “man-made.”

He warned that if government did not take hasty action the community would resort to torching the suspect’s house.

Group Village Headman Mwamberu confirmed reporting the matter to the District Commissioner.

“We’re asking government to take action because this concerns the lives of people,” he said.

The DC could not be immediately reached for comment as we went online.

But, meanwhile, an agricultural expert has described the development as a blow to the people.

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Funzo
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Funzo
6 months 14 days ago

What sort of code is this? Have you heard the one about the hyenas working in cahoots with the locusts? Or am I failing to understand the wierd world of Malawi?

vitumbiko
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6 months 14 days ago

Man made? That’s nonsense,that’s why in Malawi there’s no natal death every death is witchcraft hence there are hospitals in each district.wakeup guys,we’re in the 20th century.

Uchindami Zondani Ndovi
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Uchindami Zondani Ndovi
6 months 14 days ago

This z sad story. i sympathize with the victimized families. may the almighty God console them.

wopa uyo wandasange
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wopa uyo wandasange
6 months 14 days ago

mmmmmm….wat is dat God? help us!

2016 welcome
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2016 welcome
6 months 14 days ago

There is nothing like man made crocodiles. Malawi living in the paleolithic period yet we are in the 21st century. A country of baboons. No wonder still practicing open defecation.

Lapken
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Lapken
6 months 14 days ago

Very Sad! Anyway It Happens

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