Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Croc kills pregnant woman, wild boar kills 14-year-old

WEST New Britain police have hunted down a crocodile which killed a pregnant woman last week, The National reports.

They are also hunting for a wild boar which killed a 14-year-old boy.

West New Britain police commander Chief Insp Richard Mulou said yesterday that the two unrelated tragedies were reported last Friday.

The crocodile attack happened at Garmate village.

The 23-year-old mother-to-be was bathing in the Tulup River at about 7.30pm when she was attacked and taken.

Her seven-year-old cousin who saw the attack alerted the villagers.

Mulou said that the police search party the same evening found and killed the killer crocodile.

He said that the remains of the victims and her unborn foetus was extracted from the crocodile’s stomach and buried by the villagers.

Mulou has instructed his Gloucester rural police station commander to hunt and kill other crocodiles in the area which may pose a threat to villagers.

In the wild pig attack, the 14-year-old was killed during a hunting expedition at Kilenge village, also last Friday.

Mulou said the boy was among hunters who were chasing a pig towards one of the traps they had set up when it turned around and attacked him.

Two other men in the hunting party, who came to the victim’s assistance, were also seriously injured while trying to save the boy.

Mulou said the boy died at the scene of the attack from the grievous wounds sustained while the two men are recovering at the Kilenge Catholic Health Centre.

He warned people living on the coastline of the province to be wary of crocodiles and wild pigs when going about their daily activities.



No comments:

Post a Comment