In Nkhata Bay, a 68 year old fisherman has been killed by a crocodile in Lweya river.

The incident is believed to have occurred between September 12-15, 2020 when the dead body was discovered.

The deceased has been identified as Harrison Banda.

According to Chikuku Banda, brother to the deceased, on September 12, Harrison went to the river to fish.

Since that day, Harrison went missing until on September 15, 2020 when his dead body was found floating in the river with his right hand chopped off and left arm severely injured.

Upon receiving reports, Chintheche Police officers accompanied by a game ranger visited the scene.

Tooth biting marks that were seen on the dead body helped investigators to conclude that the man was attacked by a crocodile.

According to autopsy done at Chintheche Rural Hospital, death was due to suffocation in course of struggle to escape the attack.

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