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