Crocodile kills pastor during baptism ceremony in Ethiopia

A crocodile killed a pastor during water baptisms in a lake in southern Ethiopia Sunday

While hardly an every day occurrence, crocodile attacks are a known risk in Ethiopia - as in Florida or any region where they thrive.

A crocodile killed a pastor in Ethiopia over the weekend while he was baptizing followers at a lake.

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

A recent shortage of fish in Ethiopia's Lake Abaya has led to more aggressive behaviour from its resident crocodiles.

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

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The crocodile escaped as the group used fishing nets to prevent it from taking the pastor's lifeless body.

According to England's Daily Telegraph newspaper, Protestant baptism services in Africa are frequently conducted by rivers or lakes, with the participants being fully or partially immersed in the water in the manner of Jesus Christ's baptism by John the Baptist.

The lake's reddish-brown waters make it hard to spot the animals until they surface, the Telegraph said.

Crocodiles tend to clamp their jaws down firmly when they bite, making it almost impossible for victims to escape, the Telegraph said.

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

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