A 12 year-old girl has reportedly gone missing in Dedza after being attacked by an aggressive crocodile on Friday evening, February 21,2020.
The victim is identified as Eneless Chifundo, a Standard 8 learner at Mthandiza Primary School originally from Khununde village under Traditional Authority Kaphuka in the district.
Chifundo followed her mother at Linthipe 1 River and when she met her, she decided to stand on one of the stones along the river.
A crocodile emerged from the river and grabbed her downstream.
Her mother, who was washing herself, witnessed the horrific incident as the alligator took her daughter away.
She shouted for help after waging a losing battle to rescue the daughter from the monster.
Meanwhile, police have since launched extensive searches along the river.
Sergeant Cassim Manda
Dedza Police Station Deputy Publicist