Crocodile terrorizes Kapata villagers
A 31-year old man of Kapata village in Mpulungu district of Northern Province is nursing serious injuries in Mbala General Hospital after being attacked by a crocodile.
Emmanuel Sichilima sustained serious injuries on his belly and legs after a battle with the reptile at Lunzuwa river on friday night.
Raphael Sichilima, a friend to Emmanuel, told ZANIS that the victim was attacked around midnight as he was trying to cross the river on his way home from a drinkng spree.
He said Emmanuel was rescued by people who heard him shouting for help. He was paddled to Mpulungu health centre where he was referred to Mbala General Hospital.
Both police and hospital authorities confirmed the incident to ZANIS.
Raphael said the villagers of Kapata believe that the vicious crocodile has been terrorising them for several years now, and have since appealed to the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) to travel to the area and crop the reptile.