A 45-year old man of Mshaila village in Chief Lwembe’s area of Nyimba district who left his door open for fresh air has been killed by a lion.

Eastern Province Acting Deputy Police Commanding Officer Kennedy Chibwe confirmed the development, saying the incident happened at Mshaila village which is about 50 to 60 kilometers north of Nyimba district across the Luangwa River.

He identified the deceased as Landon Banda.

Chibwe said on the fateful night, Banda retired to his house to sleep around 20:00 hours leaving the door open to allow fresh air as it was too hot.

The Acting Deputy Police Commissioner said that a lion strayed from the bush and entered into the house and killed him.

“The lion strayed from the bush and entered into his house thereby attacking and killing him”, Chibwe narrated.

He said alert villagers rushed to nearby Chisanga Wildlife to report the matter.

Chibwe stated that Wildlife officers who rushed to the scene found the lion in question and managed to gun it down.

He said the body of the deceased was found with part of his hand eaten up.

“The body of the deceased had part of his reaped hand eaten up by a lion, and relatives have been advised to bury the deceased,” said Chibwe.