A 17 year old man identified as Gift Mwandidi has died after being attacked by a crocodile at Kazembe fishing dock on the banks of Shire River in Mangochi.
Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Rodrick Maida said the incident happened on Wednesday February 22, 2017 when the deceased went to bath in the river.
“The deceased went for bathing at Kazembe fishing dock on the shores of Shire River whilst there he was attacked by a crocodile which carried him into deep waters,” Maida said, adding that fishermen who were around rescued the man from the marauding crocodile using canoes.
“Sensing danger, the crocodile ran away to safety leaving the deceased unconscious with severe multiple injuries on both ribs and was rushed to Mangochi District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival,” he added.
Maida said postmortem conducted at Mangochi District Hospital revealed that death was due to loss of blood and suffocation.
He said the matter was reported to parks and wildlife personnel for further action since the crocodile was purportedly in fierce search of its prey.
Mwandidi hailed from Kazembe Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :