Boy killed by crocodile in Zambia

Local councillor calls for crocodile cull

Boy killed by crocodile in Zambia

A young boy has been killed by a crocodile along the Lunsemfwa River in Zambia.

The boy was attacked and killed in Chimika area's Shiyenge village.

A Civic Leader in Luano District's Chief Chembe's area has now called for urgent measures to curb the threat posed by crocodiles to village communities along the river.

Mwalala Ward Councillor Benford Katiti(PF) said residents along the river believe the crocodile population has increased.

He called for the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) to apply measures such as crocodile cropping, reports the Lusaka Times.

He admitted that the department was facing challenges regarding transport, explaining that the route to the valley Chiefdoms of Luano was difficult to pass during the rain season.

Back in August 2014, a 12-year-old boy was eaten by a crocodile while swimming in an Australian river.

The boy was swimming with friends at the Mudginberri Billabong, 20 kilometres west of Jabiru, and 200 kilometres east of Darwin, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

NT Police Acting Commander Michael White told Yahoo News: "It is believed the 12-year-old boy was taken by a crocodile as he and a number of other young boys were swimming in the billabong.

"One other boy, also aged 12, was bitten on the arm by the crocodile and has received medical treatment from attending St John Ambulance members."

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