Crocodile kills pastor during baptism ceremony in Ethiopia

Published: June 5, 2018
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Docho Eshete dies right after the crocodile bites his back and limbs. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Docho Eshete dies right after the crocodile bites his back and limbs. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

In a gruesome occurrence, a crocodile killed a protestant pastor in Ethiopia as he was baptising his followers near a lake.

The pastor, Docho Eshete, was conducting the ceremony for nearly 80 people on Sunday near Lake Abaya in Merkeb Tabya district, BBC reported.

Eyewitnesses and police said that a crocodile sprung from the water and attacked the pastor.

He expired right after the crocodile bit his back and limbs.

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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 said.

Even after their continuous attempts, fishermen and locals failed to salvage pastor Docho, police said.

However, they used fishing nets to prevent the crocodile from taking the pastor’s body into the lake, the police added.

The crocodile bolted.

This article originally appeared on BBC

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  • SHUJA AHMED KAZI
    Jun 6, 2018 - 3:59PM

    Very sorry to hear this news and at the same time feel very bad on Alex Khan comments, this name Alex Khan is not a Pakistani name, so respected Mr. Shankar Ram should not imagin the nationality because he has written Khan with his name.
    Shame on who ever is the person calling himself as Alex Khan, such are the persons who create bad atmosphere and don’t spare the opportunity in a situation where someone has died.
    May God bless Pastor Docho Eshete and his soul rest in peace.Recommend

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