Pastor Killed by Crocodile During Baptism Service
A clergy simply identified as Pastor Docho was on Sunday killed by a Crocodile while conducting a baptism service.
Docho was conducting the ceremony for about 80 people on Sunday morning at Lake Abaya in Arba Minch town’s Merkeb Tabya district in Ethiopia.
Residents and police told BBC Amharic a crocodile leapt from the water during the baptism and attacked him, biting his legs, back and hands.
“He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one. All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor,” local resident Ketema Kairo told the BBC.
Despite huge efforts, fishermen and residents could not save him, policeman Eiwnetu Kanko said.
Fishing nets wer used to prevent the crocodile, which later escaped, from taking the pastor’s body into the lake.
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