Seven year old boy escapes death after a crocodile attack
A seven year old pupil, Terry Sianga of Namukaba Primary School in Mandia ward escaped death after being attacked by a crocodile on his right leg.
Mandia ward councilor Brighton Mwampole confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kazungula yesterday.
Mr. Mwampole said the boy who was coming from school was on his way back home and was attacked by the crocodile when he approached a stream that connects to the Zambezi River.
He said the incidence happened between 18 and 19 hours on Tuesday.The boy was rescued by two men by the name of Mutafela Siboli and Limbo Chilinda who were coming along that same route where the accident happened.
Mr. Mwampole said that the boy was rushed to Katombola rural health centre where he is currently receiving medical attention.
He however, said the boy is out of danger and will be discharged soon.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mwampole said recently, a similar incident happened in Mandia village where a young boy was also attacked by a crocodile and was rushed to Livingstone General Hospital where he received medical treatment.
Mr. Mwampole further advised all school going children to be very careful on the way when going and coming from school to avoid such incidences.