A stray buffalo from Lengwe National Park in Malawi’s Southern Region district of Chikwawa went on rampage attacking three people, leaving one seriously injured, police have confirmed.
Chikwawa Police Station spokesperson Foster Benjamin said the incident occurred around Domasi area within Chiphazi Village in Traditional Authority Mlilima in the district.
One of the victims, Watson Galamala, 81, has since been referred to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after sustaining a deep cut on the head.
The aggressive animal is said to have attacked him while he was at a farm shelter.
It went ahead charging at a certain woman, breaking her arm in the process before it assaulted another villager.
Rangers from Lengwe National Park and the Police rushed to the village to contain the situation.
The buffalo was eventually gunned down as it posed threats that it seriously posed to the community.
According to the Park’s Manager, Mthetho Ndhlamini, the female buffalo might have strayed from a distant game reserve as it could not swim across Shire River from the nearby Majete Game Reserve.