Crocodile kills pastor conducting baptism

Pastor Docho Eshete was bitten by a crocodile during a baptism in Ethiopia

Pastor Docho Eshete was bitten by a crocodile during a baptism in Ethiopia

A crocodile killed a pastor conducting baptism 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 that a crocodile leapt from the water during the baptism and attacked Pastor Eshete Docho.

Pastor Docho died after being bitten on his legs, back and hands.

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“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 pastor Docho, policeman Eiwnetu Kanko said.

They used fishing nets to prevent the crocodile from taking the pastor’s body into the lake.

The crocodile escaped.

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