Croc kills pastor during lake baptisms

07 June, 2018, 01:59 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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It's a testament to his faithfulness to Jesus that he was willing to obey Jesus' command to baptize new believers, even knowing that Lake Abaya is filled with crocodiles.

The pastor was bitten on his legs, back and hands and could not be saved despite numerous efforts, the publication reported.

Protestant minister Docho Eshetu was conducting a mass baptism on the shore of Lake Abaya, near the town of Arba Minch, in the south-western part of the country, when the reptile attacked him.

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According to The Telegraph, members of the congregation looked on in horror as fishermen attempted to rescue the pastor.

"He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one", a local resident told the BBC.

Eshete was carrying out a baptism when the crocodile appeared.

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Locals and others tried to capture the croc with fishing nets but it escaped.

Some of the predators can grow up to six metres in length and weigh as much as 1000kgs.

Crocodiles are found in freshwater habitats like rivers and lakes.

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Conservationists say crocodile attacks are common throughout parts of Africa, where the animals live close to humans, according to the Telegraph.

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