A 35 year old man drowned in Rukulu River on May 22, 2019 at Chilanganombo area in the district.
The deceased, Tazizwa Nyirenda hailed from Chabenekelera village, Traditional Authority Jalavikuba in Mzimba North.
The deceased was coming from Bwengu along with his brother where they attended funeral ceremony on May 22, 2019.
Both had bicycles which they were cycling going back home.
Upon arrival at Valabao bridge, the deceased lost balance and fell into the said river.
The matter was reported to Police and searching commenced.
Yesterday evening, May 25, his body was found floating in the said river in a decomposed state.
Postmortem done by medical officers from Rumphi District hospital showed that death was due to suffocation.
Insp. Henry T Mnjere
Rumphi Police Station P.R.O