In Zomba, a second-year student at Domasi College of Education was discovered dead this morning in drainage within the campus.
Zomba Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Aaron Chilala confirmed the development on Sunday evening.
Chilala identified the deceased as Phedel Nyondo, 25, who hailed from Kapalamula village, Traditional Authority Mduwa in Mchinji district.
It is reported that last night, the institution hosted an open-air disco on campus, and Nyondo (now deceased) was in attendance.
Nyondo, who resides off-campus, was seen consuming alcohol during the disco, and he was found dead this morning.
The matter was reported to police, who, along with medical personnel from Domasi Rural Hospital, rushed to the scene.
The postmortem examination revealed that death was caused due to a blocked airway as the deceased twisted his neck.
The examination further revealed that the deceased consumed excessive alcohol on an empty stomach and also had low blood temperatures.
Meanwhile, the body of the deceased is being kept at Zomba Central Hospital Mortuary pending collection for burial.