Mangochi police deputy spokesperson, Amina Daudi has confirmed the death of a 42 year old man identified as Mtaja Mkowa who was attacked by a crocodile at Masi Dock along Shire River.
The incident happened on Wednesday when Mkowa was at his farm and unfortunately came across the marauding crocodile.
Daudi said that on that fateful day the deceased went to his maize field which is close to Shire River.
After finishing his fieldwork the man went to clean himself at the river nearby but suddenly whilst bathing a crocodile attacked the man and he died.
The dead body was found in the reeds by the villagers.
Postmortem results from Mangochi District Hospital revealed that death was due to severe chest injury and loss of blood.
Police in the district have since advised the general public to avoid visiting or bathing in crocodile infested waters in order to avoid such incidents from happening.
The deceased came from Masi village, Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi district.