11 year old snatched by crocodile in Limpopo

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Police in Limpopo have cordoned off the Damani dam after an 11-year-old went missing in the treacherous waters of the crocodile-infested dam.

The dam is infamous for harboring the predatorial crocodile that lurks beneath the muddy waters. It is also a useful source for the nearby informal settlement.

Boy from Khubvi attacked by crocodile

Members of the Thohoyandou community are well aware of the lurking dangers that lurk beneath the waters. They take the risk of encountering that danger every day. However, the clothes have to be washed one way or the other.

This is exactly how the 11-year-old boy found himself at the Damani dam with his friends. According to the eye witness account of the friends, they were busy washing clothes in the dam when a crocodile surfaced from the waters and attacked the 11-year-old.

Limpopo police were immediately called to the scene where the boy had been attacked.

“The victim from Khubvi, outside Thohoyandou, was with his friends washing clothes at the crocodile-infested Damani dam when a crocodile suddenly emerged from the water and attacked him.

“Our safe and rescue team converged to the dam and started searching for the body but after now the search will continue this morning after it was called off last night because of the darkness,” police spokesperson, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe stated.

Police expect search to reveal more dead bodies

The search for the boy has carried onto Monday and will likely continue until his body is recovered, Colonel Ngoepe said. It was too dark to launch the rescue at the crucial time of the attack.

The police also suspect that in their search, they may come across more dead bodies in the dam.

” We are not working alone as the police…in the long run, we will be able to identify how many bodies are in that dam.” the colonel added.

Residents have been urged to stay away from the dam and practice extreme cautions as the crocodiles are known to be more ferocious around this time of the year.

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