Indonesian Girl Eaten By Crocodile


Salon Staff
January 21, 2012 3:09PM (UTC)

MAUMERE, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say a crocodile swallowed a girl in Indonesia as her father looked on helplessly.

District official Victor Mado Waton says the 10-year-old girl was searching for turtles with her father and brother in East Nusatenggara province when a giant saltwater crocodile sprang from a river and pulled her in.

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Waton said Saturday that villagers found pieces of her clothing several hours later but there was no sign of her body.

Waton said the girl's father was a few yards (meters) away when the crocodile attacked Thursday but there was nothing he could do.

Last month, a boy was killed by a crocodile in the same river.

Villagers living near the river have reported a loss of livestock in recent weeks as well.


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