A young 8-year-old boy tragically died recently after being swallowed whole by a crocodile.
The shocking news comes from Indonesia where local media reports confirmed how the young boy was innocently swimming in a river, alongside his younger brother. Little did the young child know that he was entering dangerous premises where the appearance of crocodiles was a norm. Therefore, he was attacked by the giant 6-meter long creature in the eastern province of Indonesia’s Kalimantan on Wednesday.
Right after the horrifying incident, the boy’s father repeatedly chased after the creature and even went as far as striking it with his own bare hands. But that wasn’t enough to catch the mega reptile who escaped swiftly with the young child’s body inside of him.
Soon, news broke out around town, leading to a quick search as well as a rescue operation by locals in the vicinity. After tracking down the mega creature, locals opted to tie it up and cut it open, as confirmed by media reports from the Australian Associated Press.
The awfully disturbing footage showed rescue workers pull the young child’s dead body out from the gain crocodile’s stomach, as the victim’s family looked on in absolute terror and grief.
Meanwhile, rescue officials spoke about how the river is a relatively known habitat for crocodiles. Therefore, the boy wasn’t aware of how he was entering a very dangerous premise. He also spoke about how the young and innocent children went towards the river to bathe as well as gather water for cooking purposes.
In the year 2018, armed villagers from Indonesia, carrying knives as well as clubs and hammers, gathered at a crocodile breeding farm to avenge the death of a man killed by a crocodile. Therefore, the villagers ended up killing a whopping 292 crocodiles in total.
Photographs released of the gruesome incident from 2018 showed a giant mass of bloody carcasses in the Sorong district. Without a doubt, this tragic incident involving the young 8-year-old boy is one that has left many weeping for days with calls to mark the river as a crocodile-infested region.