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Natal resident killed in crocodile attack

  • Apriadi Gunawan
    Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan, North Sumatra | Mon, May 28, 2018 | 06:50 pm
Natal resident killed in crocodile attack Attacked: Local residents prepare to cut open the stomach of a crocodile presumed to have killed a villager in Marukangan village, Sandaran subdistrict, East Kutai, East Kalimantan. (Courtesy of the Sangkulirang Police/File)

A resident of Sundutan Tigo village, Natal district, Mandailing Natal regency, North Sumatra, was attacked and killed by a crocodile in the Kunkun River on Sunday.

Natal district head Yuri Andri said the attack took the life of a woman from Sundutan Tigo when she was washing clothes at the edge of the river at 9 a.m. local time. Her identity has been withheld.

Yuri said a large crocodile suddenly lunged at the woman, causing her fall into the river. The attack was witnessed by other women who were washing clothes in the river.

“The body of the victim disappeared after the attack. Local residents walked along the river and found the body at 4 p.m.,” Yuri told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

The victim’s body was found submerged in 1.5 meters of water 100 meters from the scene of the attack.

“Bite wounds were found on the body, such as on the right thigh. Parts of her body, such as her right side, knee and ankle, were torn,” said Yuri, adding that the victim’s body had been buried in a public cemetery in Bulung Gadung village, Natal district, on Monday afternoon. (ebf)

 

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