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Chitipa lion victim dies

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Eric Haonga aged 58 who was one of the victims of lion's attack in Chitipa has died.

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According to Chitipa police spokesperson Gladwell Simwaka, the victim died in the early hours of 6th August, 2018 at Mzuzu Central Hospital where he was admitted together with two other victims.

 

“The three were referred to Mzuzu Central Hospital following lion's bite on 19th July, 2018 at Kasisi village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa district. They got injured by the lion when they were trying to contain it around their area,” said Simwaka.

 

The Lion has been causing havoc in areas around senior chief Kameme and Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa district. The lion has been terrorizing and eating people's livestock in July, 2018.

 

The other victims, Lingson Kauka aged 30 and Bacha Simwaba aged 27 of Kasisi village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa district have been discharged from hospital.

 

The lion has since returned to Zambia.

 

The deceased hailed from Kasisi village in Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa district.

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