A crocodile attacked a pastor while he was baptizing worshipers at a lake in southern Ethiopia. The pastor was killed in the attack.
Some 500kms southwest of the capital city Addis Ababa, the protestant pastor was at Lake Abaya near Arba Minch City, when a crocodile leaped out of the lake and bit the pastor. He was baptizing around 80 members of his congregation when the crocodile attacked him.
Docho Eshete, the pastor, died after he was bitten on his legs, back, and hands.
An eyewitness said, “He baptized 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.”
Several efforts were made to save the pastor by throwing nets to prevent the crocodile from dragging the pastor’s body. But the efforts were unsuccessful.
Lake Abaya stretches over an area of 1,162 square kilometres and is well known for its large crocodile population. The deadly attack has left the members of the church devastated. The incident was shared widely on social media.
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