- An Ethiopian Protestant pastor, Docho Eshete, has reportedly lost his life
- He was killed by a crocodile as he baptized people near a lake
- His dead body was recovered from the lake
A pastor of the Protestant Church, Docho Eshete, lost his life as he baptized members near a lake in northern Ethiopia.
YEN.com.gh understands that he died after a crocodile appeared out of the lake and attacked him.
Reports from the police and residents in the community suggest that the incident occurred on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the lake in Arba Minch town's Merkeb Tabya district.
"He baptized the first person and he passed on to another one. All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor pushing aside the person he was baptizing," a local resident Ketema Kairo told the BBC.
According to BBC Amharic, about 80 people were present for baptism when the incident occurred.
Residents and fishermen made a determined effort to save Pastor Docho, but were unsuccessful, policeman Eiwnetu Kanko said.
The policeman revealed that they were able to only get his dead body.
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