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Crocodile grabs Homa Bay girl as mother watches

A 14-year-old girl was on Thursday killed by a crocodile at Lake Victoria’s Ng’ou beach in Homa Bay county.

Hellen Amondi had gone to fetch water at the beach in Mbita with her mother Margaret Atieno and a twin sister.

Atieno said her daughter finished the task but returned to wash mud off her legs.

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“We were about to leave…she had told us one of her shoes stuck in the mud when the crocodile grabbed and dragged her into the water.”

The woman watched as the animal moved away with her daughter in its mouth.

“I raised the alarm for neighbours to rescue my daughter but this was in vain as the crocodile had moved far away.”

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KWS South Nyanza Regional Warden Mary Mayande said a team is searching for Amondi’s body.

Ranger and a group of residents are using a motorboat to go over the water. Residents thronged the lake shore to follow events.

Area assistant chief William Omogi said cases of crocodile attacks have increased in the area.

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“Crocodiles are causing a lot of discomfort in this area. They have killed a number of livestock in this village.”

Read: Girl, 5, killed by crocodile in Lake Victoria

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