Crocodile kills pastor during lake baptism

07 June, 2018, 01:59 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • A crocodile'jumped out of a lake and killed a pastor while he was baptising followers near the water in Ethiopia it has emerged

A crocodile killed a pastor during an 80-person baptism ceremony at a lake in southern Ethiopia.

It clamped its jaws around the pastor, biting his legs, back and hands.

Cape Town - A routine baptism ceremony went horribly awry after a crocodile grabbed hold of the pastor conducting the ceremony in Ethiopia's Arba Minch Town, reports the BBC.

An Israeli conservationist did not think any crocodiles would dare attack his canoe when he took it out on the Ethiopia's Omo River in 2014, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Bystanders used fishing nets to prevent the animal from dragging the pastor's body farther into the water.


"He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one", said eyewitness Ketema Kairo.

'All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor'.

Ethiopian news outlet Borkena.com said members of the church were left devastated by the gruesome attack and reported it widely on social media.

The reptiles can grow to be up to six metres long and weigh as much as one tonne.

Crocodile attacks are common in Africa, the paper reported, with numerous victims being women washing clothes.

Recommended:

  • Sears at Lakeside Mall to close this fall

    Sears at Lakeside Mall to close this fall

    Sales at Sears stores open at least one year, a closely watched industry metric, fell 13.4 percent during the most recent quarter. Also on the chopping block are stores at Genesee Crossing mall in Flint and Cherryland Center shopping complex in Traverse City.

    Trump to slap tariffs on steel, aluminum from EU on Thursday

    Trump first announced tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum for national security reasons in March. But Macron said those "who waged bilateral trade wars. saw an increase in prices and an increase in unemployment".
    Power sprints to 102nd Indianapolis 500 win

    Power sprints to 102nd Indianapolis 500 win

    He has 34 wins in IndyCar now, tying him with Al Unser Jr. for most on the career list. "I was like, "I don't remember this". Please Roger, I've got to come back!" "He will be here next year in one of our cars".
  • Barcelona's ultimatum to Atletico star Antoine Griezmann

    Barcelona's ultimatum to Atletico star Antoine Griezmann

    However despite the seemingly comfortable scoreline, the French supporters weren't exactly happy with the performance of Les Bleus .
    Flash floods rush through Ellicott City, Maryland, trapping residents

    Flash floods rush through Ellicott City, Maryland, trapping residents

    It was a repeat of another major flood in 2016, when two people were killed and the city suffered millions of dollars in damage. As the flooding subsided, Governor Larry Hogan toured the area and promised "every bit of assistance we possibly can".
    LeBron James: Kevin Durant addresses critics ahead of NBA Finals

    LeBron James: Kevin Durant addresses critics ahead of NBA Finals

    With the help of Second Spectrum, we take a look at what Klay Thompson and Steph Curry need to do in Game 7 to beat the Rockets. Ariza and Dennis Johnson are the only two players to go 0-for-12 or worse in a Game 7, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
  • ASUS ROG Gaming Phone Unleashed With 90Hz Display, 512GB Storage, Ultrasonic Triggers

    ASUS ROG Gaming Phone Unleashed With 90Hz Display, 512GB Storage, Ultrasonic Triggers

    There is also a sheet of smoked tempered glass that give you a transparent view of the components fitted inside the cabinet. It comes with three , 140-millimeter PWM fans, but has room for six more fans ( three on the top and three at the front).

    Facebook Provided Phone Makers 'Deep Access' to User Data

    To date, Facebook has ended 22 such partnerships with technology companies. "We are not aware of any abuse by these companies". In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal , Facebook's app clean-up may end up being more hard than we think.
    AAA will tow you home for free this Memorial Day weekend

    AAA will tow you home for free this Memorial Day weekend

    AAA predicts more than a million Michiganders will be on the roads this holiday weekend, and paying a lot more at the pump . It's not our busiest by any means, that continues to be the Thanksgiving and Christmas time-frame", Lenss said.
  • Muguruza thrashes Sharapova to reach French Open semi-finals

    Muguruza thrashes Sharapova to reach French Open semi-finals

    Muguruza isn't giving he opponent many chances to breathe, and that's the reason for her quick success in these recent matches. Watching her ranking rise is "somewhat of a reward for the efforts, whether they are small or large", she said.
    Members Find Fault With NFL's New National Anthem Policy

    Members Find Fault With NFL's New National Anthem Policy

    If players do kneel or otherwise protest during the song, their respective teams will be fined. In turn, teams will be able to fine the individuals responsible for the infractions.
    Mohamed Salah confident of being fit for World Cup

    Mohamed Salah confident of being fit for World Cup

    The force takes social media posts of this nature extremely seriously and any offences identified will be investigated. Taking the blame: Loris Karius has accepted responsibility for Liverpool's defeat by Real Madrid .


Popular

Mexico’s revenge over Trump tariffs disrupting oil industry, USA energy CEO says
The war was fought in Upper Canada , Lower Canada , on the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, and in the United States. But Gerard said Trump's policy creates uncertainty for USA oil companies.

Petrol prices hit four-year high
While the price of oil passed the $80 a barrel mark (£60) - the price which equates to 4% of GDP - two times during May. Diesel will increase by 85 cents a litre, while the price of illuminating paraffin will rise by 82 cents a litre.

England vs Nigeria 2 - 1 June 02 2018 World Cup Friendlies
The Everton keeper, 24, was in goal as England beat Nigeria 2-1 in their first warm-up match at Wembley on Saturday. Gary Cahill powered home the opener on seven minutes before Harry Kane fired home with 39 minutes on the clock.

"Koinonia": When Indian-American Beat Indian-American In Spelling Contest
The national bee, now in its 93rd year, has become so popular that the bee organizers have had to do some reorganization. After her defeat, she was swarmed by dozens of current and former spellers who wished her well, smiling throughout.

Trump says Mueller team will meddle in midterm elections
Some have contributed to Democratic candidates, though Mueller himself is a Republican . Author information: Josh Dawsey is a White House reporter for The Washington Post .

West Indies thrash Afridi-led World XI by 72 runs
Players like Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Rashid Khan, Dinesh Karthik and many more famous cricketers. This was not the first instance the cricketing community is coming together to help those in need.

Xiaomi Intros Mi Band 3 With Touch-Sensitive OLED Display
Around back, you'll find a familiar-looking vertically-arranged dual camera array consisting of two 12-megapixel shooters. With the addition of the new size, Xiaomi now offers the Mi TV 4 in four sizes: 55-inch, 65-inch, 49-inch and 75-inch.

Egypt's football federation optimistic on Salah's injury
We lost an important player and probably Egypt lost for the World Cup an important player. The Pharaohs kick off their World Cup campaign on June 15 against Uruguay.

Valve removes controversial school-shooting simulator from Steam
That process takes between one to five days, Valve says, and makes sure the game is working and "not doing anything harmful". The game included a box on the screen that shows how many police officers and civilians have been killed.

Ireland moves forward with abortion law reform after historic vote
Sinn Fein's party leaders from both sides of the border held up a placard at Dublin Castle reading: " The North is next ". Irish people voted overwhelmingly in favor of abolishing the total abortion ban in the constitution.