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Pastor killed by crocodile during water baptism

07 June 2018, 02:02 | Tara Lloyd

Crocodile

Crocodile

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

It's a testament to his faithfulness to Jesus that he was willing to obey Jesus' command to baptize new believers, even knowing that Lake Abaya is filled with crocodiles.

Pastor Docho died from injuries on his legs, back and hands despite efforts from the congregation, fishermen and residents trying to save him, policeman Eiwnetu Kanko said.

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"He [Eshete] baptised the first person and he passed on to another one".

An Ethiopian online publication borkena.com said that members of his church watched helplessly in tears as the crocodile devoured him.

A pastor performing a mass lakeside baptism was attacked and killed by a crocodile in Ethiopia.

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They only succeeded by throwing their nets into the water to stop the croc carrying it away.

Lake Abaya is Ethiopia's second largest lake and is known for having a large crocodile population.

Those at the ceremony prevented the pastor's body being taken by the crocodile who escaped. Nile crocodiles can grow up to 20 feet long and weigh more than 2,200 pounds.

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Conservationists say crocodile attacks are common throughout parts of Africa, where the animals live close to humans, according to the Telegraph.



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