Croc snatches boy from riverbank

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KUCHING: Yet another crocodile attack has occurred in a span of three days and this time, it involved a seven-year-old boy who was playing with his two sisters by the riverbank at Kampung Nyabut, Telaga Air today.

A spokesman from the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department operations centre said they received an emergency call from the public around 9.30 am.

“According to a witness (the victim’s grandmother), the incident was said to have happened around 8.30 am and that the victim did not surface after the attack.

“Following that, a search and rescue (SAR) operation was initiated and firemen from Petra Jaya station were despatched to the scene,” the spokesman said.

Today’s search covered an area of 5km to 10km along the banks of Sungai Ahong. Rescue boats were also deployed to the tributary’s branches.

As at press time, the victim was still not found.

Prior to the incident, the victim’s grandmother, who was near the victim, was alerted by the two sisters who were shouting about crocodile. The sisters, who were playing by the jetty, had noticed the reptile.

It was understood that the victim was crouching on the high ground of the riverbank before the reptile, measuring about six metres long, jumped out of the river and snatched him away.

For the record, this would be the second crocodile attack case this week, following the first attack on Thursday at Kampung Kangka, Lundu.

The first incident involved 56-year-old Sebarang Bingkok, whose head was found floating in a river by a member of his family at 4 pm. The head was taken to Lundu Hospital for further action.

A search operation was immediately carried out promptly to locate the victim’s remaining body parts.

So far, the victim’s remaining body parts have not been found.

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