Pastor devoured by crocodile while baptising faithfuls

Pastor devoured by crocodile while baptising faithfuls

Pastor devoured by crocodile while baptising faithfuls

A Protestant pastor in Ethiopia was killed Sunday morning after being attacked by a crocodile while baptizing people in a lake, BBC reports.

The Lonely Planet warns the crocodiles can be aggressive towards people and animals because the lake has few fish.

Eshete was carrying out a baptism when the crocodile appeared.

Witnesses say a crocodile then launched itself from the water during one of the baptisms and attacked the pastor who died after receiving bite marks to his legs, back and hands.

Local resident, Ketema Kairo told the BBC: 'He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one.

Fisherman and residents attempted to save him, but police said they were unsuccessful, according to the BBC.

The incident came a month after a crocodile in Zimbabwe ripped off the arm of local resident Zanele Ndlovu, 25, five days before she was due to marriy her British fiancé, Jamie Fox, 27. Nile crocodiles can grow up to 20 feet long and weigh more than 2,200 pounds.

An Israeli conservationist did not think any crocodiles would dare attack his canoe when he took it out on the Ethiopia's Omo River in 2014, the Jerusalem Post reported.

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