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Seven year old boy escapes death after a crocodile attack

Time Posted: March 7, 2013 12:18 pm


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.



  1. vote
    flag Masala Market says: Masala Market
    March 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm |

    Thank God for the life saved.

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      flag blink says: blink
      March 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm |

      thank the men that helped the boy!!

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      flag Robin says: Robin
      March 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm |

      Why cant we open an industry that can make shoes out of those crocs. nindalama izo please.

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    flag chibusa says: chibusa
    March 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm |

    We thank God. Zawa /government please do something about these crocodiles before lives are lost.

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    flag tripoli says: tripoli
    March 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

    seven year old boy coming from school around 18 to 19 hrs thats why

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      flag Nostradamus says: Nostradamus
      March 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm |

      Yes because of PF government. Children still walk that far, and system for those children. Can’t the government even buy a tractor and trailer to ferry children to school?

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    flag sana says: sana
    March 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm |

    Seven year old alone around 18 and 19 hours? I would be dead scared walking alone in that described area, my word…., children are brave in Africa! not only would i be afraid of the crocs but also strange men, lucky that he survived.

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      flag [email protected] says:
      March 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm |

      he is not as luck as u are. But am sure his day will come. I used to walk just like him and I hope the boy gets out of hospital soon. Now much better than u far better .

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      flag sana says: sana
      March 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm |

      You misunderstood me, am not mocking him or his situation, i dont understand how elderly people would let a child walk in the night alone, there must be someone to pick him up even bring him to school if need be, there several accidents that can occur, not just through dangerous animals but also it can be that strange bad people can attack or steal him, iwe ulefimwena mukuyumfwa, this tells me what kind of a person you are, i dont look down upon anyone, thats how gifted iam.

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      flag sana says: sana
      March 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm |

      By the way, how do you know that you are much better than me?

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    flag Nostradamus says: Nostradamus
    March 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm |

    PF who decided that they run in elections, those thugs behave like crocodile or is it crocodiles now behaving like PF thugs? Your hero was in video saying go and attack them, aim-fire!! Now they are attacking, including crucifying children.

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    flag henry munene says: henry munene
    March 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm |

    No.6, you are too bitter for nothing!!!!!

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    flag kadyabila says: kadyabila
    March 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm |

    19hrs?? This boy must be a witch. what ws he doing in the bush this time and alone without any of his friends. was he coming from night sch? please find out more.

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      flag TC says: TC
      March 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm |

      In rural areas some kids walk more than ten kilometres just one way to school. It is possible this may have been the case. And the young ones will not think like you, they may be playing on their way home. These are real issues in our villages! Thank God he is alive!

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      flag blink says: blink
      March 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm |

      how dare you call the innocent boy a witch? Its because of careless talk from people like you that african children these days are being branded as evil, when in the actuall fact they are just young innocent souls born in a country of supersitious illiterates

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    flag blacky says: blacky
    March 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm |

    why don’t you work on bridges for such areas..?

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    flag Uncle Pipos says: Uncle Pipos
    March 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm |

    This has nothing to do with god the boy escaped because he was brave and the croc did not have a good hold of him.

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      flag mother pipo says: mother pipo
      March 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm |


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    flag Rusco says: Rusco
    March 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm |

    Good courage young man. Be brave, there is a lot for you to do in future.

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    flag Chester says: Chester
    March 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm |

    Shame on all you trolls!

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      flag Solola Bye says: Solola Bye
      March 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm |

      Monkey brain retard!

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    March 7, 2013 at 10:09 pm |

    The two men who saved the boy deserve to be decorated at the next Heroes and Unity awards. Instead Ukwa awards people like Wynter and dobo smoking Dandy Crazy. What a shame!

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      flag The Silent One says: The Silent One
      March 8, 2013 at 8:07 am |

      You are right. It is not an easy thing to fight a crocodile. We have heard of incidents where some people have lost their lives for trying to save others from the jaws of a croc. It requires courage, love for fellow human being and above all a sense of justice to perform such an act.

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    March 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm |

    The government should spend money to build more decent bridges across these streams country wide to allow our children access the education they need not wasting our resources on poaching opposite MPs and by elections at the expenses of national development.As we are talking we do not know whether our children in Lusaka’s Ng’ombe shanty compound who cross the Ngwerere stream are going to school. Build more quality foot bridges for the community not by elections please.

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    flag kozo says: kozo
    March 8, 2013 at 1:05 am |

    iyee, attacked by a crocodile on your way from school? imagine that. Thank God the little man survived thanks to those brave guys. He will have a story to tell his own children one day about how he suffered to get an education.
    Government and its institutions seem only to care about the wildlife conservation than the well being of human beings. How many people have been killed so far by crocs, elephants and hippos in these areas? this should not be happening.

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    flag Louis Pretorius South Africa says: Louis Pretorius South Africa
    March 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm |

    Stop calling for exstra culling of wildlife, or that this is the wildlife (specifically crocodile’s) fault. Humans and villagers have all but decimated suitable habitat for wildlife, humans are overpopulating the environment and pushing animals to the extremes of survival. When will humans stop multiplying, especially in area’s where they cannot sustain themselves an depend upon outside help and allow wild animals and wild habitats some space to survive? If a human kills anither human, does this mean that all humans must now be eradicated?


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