A 30-year-old man, Stanley Dalikeni, has suffocated as he was trapped in the ground while hunting for mice.
Dalikeni who was from Mkoko, TA Kalolo Lilongwe, Malawi, was confirmed dead after his decomposed body was found several days later.
According to the village head who said the deceased was his employee as a seasonal laborer, on Wednesday, the deceased with other laborers, went to a maize garden for land preparation.
Reports have it that Dalikeni had told his friends that he wanted to fetch mice in the surrounding garden and never reported back. He was found on Saturday, by herders.
Mchinji police visited the scene and the deceased was buried at the same place, since the body was in decomposed state.