Man Eaten By A Lion Near His Home In Nyimba

Lantone Phiri was devoured by the man-eater as he was out walking in Nyimba, a remote town in the east of the southern African country.

A passer-by found the man’s remains and alerted other members of their tribe.

The attack comes at a time of year when lions are known to prowl near human territory looking for new mates.

A source said: “This man was badly eaten by the lion. The issue is that this is the mating season for the lions so they move a lot.”

Last month another local was rushed to Nyimba district hospital and stayed for weeks of treatment after being savaged by one of the aggressive cats.

And last week a woman was attacked and eaten by a lion after it escaped from a game reserve in Kenya.