A claimed prophet was eaten by a crocodile in a river in South Africa
A claimed prophet was eaten by a crocodile in a river in South Africa: A 48-year-old man in Limpopo Province, South Africa, drowned and was attacked and bitten by a group of crocodiles while performing a religious ceremony in the river. The tragedy occurred on January 21, local time. According to reports, the man, who claimed to be a prophet, was participating in a religious ceremony with two others, but unexpectedly an accident occurred during the prayer.
The incident took place in the Olifants River in Limpopo Province, South Africa. According to local media reports, police spokesperson Malesela Ledwaba said the incident happened in the river where crocodiles often appear.
“We suspect he was killed when a crocodile attacked him during a christening ceremony.”
It is believed two other people tried to find the missing man but could not find him. When everyone found the man’s body on the 21st, they found that his body was incomplete and surrounded by many crocodiles.
Police urged residents to avoid entering rivers infested with crocodiles, whether for swimming or religious activities.
The most common crocodile in South Africa is the Nile Crocodile, which is considered one of the most dangerous crocodile species. Hundreds of people die from it every year. Adult male Nile crocodiles can reach about 3.6 meters in length and weigh between 226.8kg and 478.4kg.
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