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A 61-year-old fisherman and ‘régulo’ (traditional chief) died as the result of a crocodile attack on the Umbeluzi river, in the Mahanhane neighbourhood of Boane district, Maputo province.
The incident happened around 1:00 p.m., when Fernando Mazive went to the river to fish. As he was about to leave the river, a crocodile bit him on the side of his torso and refused to let go. Fishermen on the other side of the river soon became aware of what was happening and tried to help, but it was too late.
Mazive’s wife is distraught at his death, crying, lamenting and seeking divine support.
A teenage boy was also attacked by a crocodile yesterday afternoon in the same place but escaped with his life. He too had been finishing and, having caught enough, was leaving the river when the crocodile struck.
A fishermen’s spoken said that crocodile attacks were frequent on the Umbeluzi, killing, on average, ten people every year.
By Dário CossaSource: O País