Pastor killed by crocodile during baptism

Adjust Comment Print

Eighty people were gathered at Lake Abaya while Docho Eshetem, the Protestant clergyman, conducted a mass baptism in the shallow water.

About 80 people were being baptised when Pastor Docho Eshete lost his life on Sunday morning, at the lake in Arba Minch town's Merkeb Tabya district.

But by the time his rescuers managed to get Eshete back to shore, Eshete had died from bites to his back, legs, and hands. It was not done with his attack and proceeded to try and drag the man into the lake.

The lake, second largest in Ethiopia, is known to have a large population of crocodiles. Bystanders used fishing nets to prevent the animal from dragging the pastor's body farther into the water.

Amazon Fire TV Cube blends new with old
You can ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim your lights, choose what to play without getting up from the couch or touching a remote. Fire TV Cube is the first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa, delivering an all-in-one entertainment experience.

Russian Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station
NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor will soon be among the newest additions to the crew aboard the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-09 rocket is pictured standing at its launch pad on a clear blue day at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

New hypersonic missiles guarantee parity with US, Vladimir Putin says
Putin went on: "Our partners probably thought that these counterproductive policies would never affect them". Nobody wanted to listen, and nobody did anything to stop this from developing.

The reptile - believed to be a Nile croc - escaped.

In addition, according to the Telegraph, Lake Abaya crocodiles have a reputation of aggression towards humans because of a dearth of fish caused by overfishing. Eyewitness accounts of the incident were given until BBC Amharic investigated the story and interviewed witnesses.

Members of the congregation, as well as fishermen on the lake, attempted to rescue the clergyman - an nearly impossible task.

Comments