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Ethiopian pastor killed by crocodile during baptism

A pastor was attacked by a crocodile during a baptism in a southern Ethiopian lake. .

Docho Eshete was conducting the ceremony for about 80 people on Sunday morning at Lake Abaya in Arba Minch town’s Merkeb Tabya district.

According to reports a crocodile leapt from the water during the baptism and things went downhill from there.

Pastor Eshete suffered fatal bites to his leg, hands, and back.

Bystanders, fishermen and residents tried to save the pastor but it was too late. They prevented the crocodile from taking the pastor’s body into the lake by using a fishing net.  The crocodile eventually escaped.

 

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