Crocodile kills man, 4 people die as boat capsize in Lake Malawi

A Crocodile has attacked and killed a 21 year old man on Lake Malawi in Salima district.

Boats on Lake Malawi

Boats on Lake Malawi

Police in the district identified the man as Daniel Baitoni who after the attack went missing for more than 20 hours.

“He was in the company of his friends on 12th October at about 16:00 hours. They were swimming on the lake at Kasache fishing beach where the attack happened” said Sub Inspector Gift Chitowe, Salima Police Public Relations Officer.

Chitowe explained that while swimming, the deceased was suddenly grabbed by the  crocodile which carried him away vanishing from friends site.

“He then went missing until the next day evening when his body was found by community members following intensive search and the dead body was found without both legs and arms.” Said Chitowe.

The deceased hails from Sompho village of T/A Khombedza.

Meanwhile, Police in the district also says four fishermen have suddenly died after boat they were sailing developed a fault and got capsized.

Sub Inspector Gift Chitowe said the 4 fishermen Jawadu Alli, Mdala Alli, Umali Imedi and Shukurani Matemba all from Nawanga village T/A Kulunda, in Salima district drowned at Nawanga fishing beach in Lake Malawi.

“It is believed that the boat they were using sank because it had a hole which allowed water to enter into the boat. It is also believed that they were all asleep when the boat began to sink and their bodies went missing on 8th October till on 9th October,” explained Chitowe.

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Memo wa Vale
Guest

very sory R.I.P

KoKolikoko
Guest

Apolice Mmalo moti anthuwo otsalawo Muwadzudzule Mukungowayang’ana bwanji?? Auzeni kuti azikhala ochenjera popewa ngozi zogwa mwadzidzidzi ngati zimenez.Ngakhale zili unpredictable!!!!
Nawoso asodzi azionetsetsa kuti ma bwato awo ali bwino asadanyamuke ma ulendo awo Amadziwo!!!!
Ndiye ndava zoti amagona Umboni umenewu apolisi mwautenga kuti?
Zomangopekatuu ayi????
Any way Zagwa zatha
Pepani mawanja onse omwe mwataya achibale pangozi zogwa mwadzidzidzi ngati zimenezi
May Good Lord b with You All!!!!!

Prodigalson
Guest

Inu amzathu omwe mmakhala mphepete mwa nyanja nthawi zina muziyesa kupumilako mmadzi ndikupita kumunda.

mapopa chirwa
Guest

RIP. I personally knew these four energetic boys, they were friend and my customers, sad u have gone too early

Montfort
Guest

so when boat is sinking who know that boat is missing when all are sleeping drive the boat

mtubzitubzu kumputa mkunkhudza
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mtubzitubzu kumputa mkunkhudza

Mukamapereka ma umboni muzinkhala mutaonetsetsa bwinobwino. Ngati amagona adawawonayo bwanji sadawadzutse? Amene wapereka umboni ndiye kuti akudziwapo kanthu.

mtate mike rsa
Guest

Madzi ndioopya umasewelesa alinkapu

Kaka T
Guest

RIP our fishermen…..dont sleep in and on lake

Gerald Nkhoma
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Very sory, R.I.P.

Chindere
Guest

How is it possible for all fishermen to be asleep and yet on the lake? Who witnessed that all were asleep? Why didn’t the one that saw them asleep not wake them up? What would a normal person reporting about seeing 4 sleeping souls feel after being reported died?

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