Remains of boy recovered from inside crocodile
31 Oct 2013 11:30am
MURORO, 31 OCT (NAMPA) - The body of a 14-year-old boy who died after he was caught and devoured by a crocodile last Saturday was recovered on Tuesday after Nature Conservation officials captured and killed the animal.
The incident occurred at the Muroro village, situated some 45 kilometres east of Rundu in the Kavango East Region.
The deceased, identified as Anton Mbangu, was allegedly caught by a crocodile while swimming in the Okavango River at that village on Saturday evening.
Relatives of the deceased and members of the Namibian Police Forces Water Wing unit have been searching for the crocodile since then, but only found it on Tuesday.
The Polices Crime Investigations Co-ordinator in this region, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa on Thursday that officials from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism killed the crocodile on Tuesday, and they removed the remains of the boy from inside it.
The incident attracted a huge crowd of people from the Muroro village, who flocked to the banks of the Okavango River to bear witness as officials dissected the crocodile to remove the human remains.