A 48 year old RTSA officer in Mansa is battling for his life at Mansa General Hospital after been attacked by a crocodile at the weekend.
Martin Chanda an Officer with the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RATSA) in Mpika in Muchinga Province was attacked by a crocodile on Lake Bangweulu in Samfya District.
Mansa General Hospital Public Relations Focal Point Person, Smart Malama disclosed that the incident happened on Sunday December 18, 2017.
Mr Malama says Mr Chanda who is admitted to Mansa General Hospital Intensive Care Unit had his right hand’s thumb amputated as a result of the attack and sustained severe bruises on the left hand and stomach.
He said Chanda’s condition which is now stable, is believed to have gone on a holiday with his family when he met his fate.
And Luapula Province Police Deputy Commissioner Frank Mumbuna also confirmed the incident which happened between 14 and 15 hours on Sunday.
Mr. Mumbuna says Chanda was rescued by members of the public after they saw him struggling with reptile.
He has since cautioned members of the public to stay away from the waters especially during this period that Lake Bangweulu is filled with water.