Mystic with 'power to control crocodiles' eaten by crocodile

Shaman after being dragged underwater in horrifying attack

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A mystic who claimed to have the power to control crocodileshas died after apparently being dragged underwater by one of the reptiles.

The man, named by local media as Suprianto, was searching for the body of another man - also mauled by crocs - when it happened.

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Horrifying footage shows the shaman trying to escape from the crocodile's jaws after being attacked in a lake in East Kalimantan province, Indonesia.

He was swimming in the croc-infested waters in Kutai Kartanegara, having claimed he could keep the scaly predators at bay, Detik News reports.

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The man sang mantras as he was dragged underwater, witnesses told police

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The shaman was seen apparently trying to swim away from the crocodile

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He was in the Muara Jawa estuary trying to find the body of a man named Arjuna, who had been dragged underwater while he was sunbathing the previous day.

Suprianto was singing mantras as the reptile apparently pulled him down, witnesses said.

Both bodies were found two days after Friday's attack, with Suprianto's corpse found floating on the surface.

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Two men died in two days in two days in the crocodile-infested estuary in Indonesia

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The man's body was found two days after the footage was taken

Police Chief Fadillah Zulkarnaen said: "I think he was dragged by a croc under the water and then ran out of oxygen.

"From the pictures I've seen, his body is still intact, his arms and legs are still there."

The body of Arjuna was also intact, police have revealed.

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