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FISHERMAN’S BODY FOUND FLOATING ON LAKE MALAWI

A 22-year-old fisherman has been found floating dead in Lake Malawi after he went missing.

According to Mangochi Police Spokesperson, Amina Daudi Tepani, Yusuf Pius disappeared on June, 5, 2022 after a canoe he was in capsized due to heavy Mwera wind.

“On the morning of that day, two fishermen including the deceased went fishing on the waters of Lake Malawi in one canoe despite strong winds. In the process, their canoe capsized and all them fell into the water. Luckily his fellow swam to the shore while Pius drowned and went missing,” said Daudi.

A search was launched that led to the discovery of Pius’s body on June, 8th, 2022 around Mpwepwe area along the Lake.

After a postmortem, medical personnel discovered that the death was due to suffocation. Meanwhile, police have advised all fishermen to pay attention to weather forecast and desist going into the waters during bad weather.

The deceased hailed from Likulungwa village in the area of Traditional Authority Katuli in Mangochi.

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