Crocodile mauls pastor to death during baptism ceremony at lake

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A Protestant pastor who was baptising followers near a lake in northern Ethiopia has been killed by a crocodile, police and residents have told BBC Amharic.

According to BBC, at least 80 people were being baptised by Pastor Docho Eshete when the incident happened.

But they were unable to prevent the crocodile from escaping, it has been reported.

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

While Dr Eshete was performing baptisms, a crocodile came out and killed him. When the Wabe Shebelle river in southeast Ethiopia flooded in 2006, Reuters reported, government boats came under attack, hindering relief and rescue efforts.

A baptism in Ethiopia took a terrible turn when a crocodile jumped out of a lake and grabbed a pastor who was conducting a mass baptism.

A water baptism ceremony held near a lake turned into a horrific tragedy when the pastor was reportedly grabbed by a crocodile Sunday.

The one that attacked Docho was likely a Nile crocodile, a species blamed for more than 300 attacks on humans in Africa each year, reports the Independent.

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