A crocodile has killed a 15 year old boy last night in Ling’ona river in Nkhotakota district.
According to witnesses, the deceased Mickson Jamson in accompany of his friends went to the river for swimming.
Nkhotakota police publicist Williams Kaponda said while swimming, the deceased was caught by a crocodile which compelled his friends to call for help.
“However, when well-wishers arrived,the victim was already dead,” Kaponda said.
Postmortem results done by Nkhotakota district hospital pathologists indicate the death was due to suffocation.
Meanwhile, Nkhotakota police is asking parents to take good care of their children in this rainy season considering children are on school holiday.
The deceased hailed from Nzeru village in the area of Senior Chief Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota district.