A 45 year-old man identified as Mailosi Lola has died suddenly after being hit by a boat propeller in Mangochi district.
According to Mangochi Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer Amina Daudi, the incident happened on Sunday when the deceased was hired to maintain a boat belonging to Satar Cottage and after repairing it he, along with the owner, took it into the Lake Malawi for a test.
“Whilst in the water the engine developed a fault and he started maintaining whilst the engine was still on,” said Daudi.
“Suddenly the propeller hit him on the right arm and on the rib and he sustained two big cuts,” he added.
The victim was taken to Mangochi District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Postmortem conducted at Mangochi district hospital revealed that the death was due to loss of blood.
Mailosi hailed from Maudzu village, Traditional Authority Nankumba in Mangochi district.
In another incident, a 32 year-old man in Nkhotakota has died after taking too much Kachasu on an empty stomach.
Nkhotakota Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Williams Kaponda has identified the deceased as Justin Malenga who died in the evening of Sunday.
According Kaponda, late Malenga was a well-known Kachasu addict in the village.
“On the fateful day, the deceased was seen drinking Kachasu beer and all of a sudden he fell down and was instantly rushed to Nkhotakota district hospital,” said Kaponda.
Upon arrival at the hospital, doctors pronounced him dead and postmortem showed that he died due to excessive beer drinking on empty stomach.
Meanwhile police in Nkhotakota are appealing to the general public to stop the tendency of drinking Kachasu on empty stomach to avoid similar incidents.
The deceased hailed from Malenga village, Senior Chief Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota district.