Crocodile Kills Pastor During Mass Baptism in Ethiopia
June 23 2018, 04:46 | Irvin Gilbert
Lake Abaya turned red when a man-eating crocodile reportedly leapt from the murky waters and attacked Pastor Docho Eshete as he prepared to baptize 80 worshippers in Arba.
A crocodile has killed a Protestant pastor while he was baptising people at a lake in Ethiopia.
The Lonely Planetwarns the crocodiles can be aggressive towards people and animals because the lake has few fish.
A crocodile killed a pastor in Ethiopia over the weekend while he was baptizing followers at a lake.
Eshete died after being bitten on his back, hands, and legs. "All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor", local resident Ketema Kairo told the network.
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Ethiopian news outlet Borkena.com said members of the church were left devastated by the gruesome attack and reported it widely on social media.
They only succeeded by throwing their nets into the water to stop the croc carrying it away.
Some of the predators can grow up to six metres in length and weigh as much as 1000kgs.
Lake Abaya is Ethiopia's second largest lake and is known for having a large crocodile population.
The Nile Crocodile is said to be responsible for more than 300 attacks in the African continent each year.