A crocodile killed and almost ate a Protestant pastor who was baptising followers near a lake in southern Ethiopia, according to reports.
Docho Eshete was allegedly grabbed by the crocodile soon after he started a mass baptism for 80 people on the shores of Lake Abaya in southern Ethiopia, on Sunday morning.
“He baptized the first person and he passed on to another one. All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor, pushing aside the person he was baptising,” a local resident Ketema Kairo told the BBC.
Pastor Docho was bitten on his legs, back and hands.
Residents and fishermen made a huge effort to save the pastor’s life but were unsuccessful.
However, they manged to prevent the crocodile from taking the pastor’s body into the lake by blocking its path with fishing nets.
“They only managed to get his dead body… They were unable to save him.”