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A 12 year old boy bathing in the Nilwala river had been snatched by a crocodile last evening, the Police said. The incident had taken place at about 4 pm yesterday..

The victim - SelvanRoshan, a resident of the Paraduwa village in Akuressa, has not been discovered yet.

  Comments - 8

  • Laminate Monday, 10 September 2012 04:39 AM

    Sad to hear! Who is to blame?

    Nodrog Monday, 10 September 2012 05:00 AM

    Villagers, please dont kill the crocodile. Instead blame the parents for allowing the child to bathe in the river which is where crocodiles live.

    Lalindra Monday, 10 September 2012 07:33 AM

    This is tragic. It wasn't long ago another child was almost a victim. Why cannot the authorities prohibit people from bathing in certain ares where they're vulnerable to crocodile attacks?

    Mo$T W@NTeD Monday, 10 September 2012 07:43 AM

    Well said bro... thumbs up!!!!

    Lil Monday, 10 September 2012 08:50 AM

    This is what happens when you encroach into lands where animals live - they have no habitat so they go looking for food elsewhere. Anyways children should not be allowed to bathe unsupervised in a river. It's dangerous as it is even without the crocodile.

    meranchi Monday, 10 September 2012 10:06 AM

    People knows, about there is dangers flash eating crocodile is living in the river bank. so why the people wanted to have a bath in that area they must take carer of them self don't,take care your love ones don't feed crocodile human life is precious and do't blame to the government...i

    Silva de Mervin Monday, 10 September 2012 01:26 PM

    Oh, I am so sorry, this time it is a crocodile though, but at times humans too behave so in our country...

    Hussain Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:14 AM

    Are there no waring notices posted in places where there are crocodiles warning against bathing? If there are no warning signes then its high time they are put up by the local authorities. Crocodile human conflict seems to be gaining in recent months.


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