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Crocodile attack survivor calls for cropping of the reptiles in Zambezi

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A 36-year-old woman who was previously attacked by a reptile in Senanga has called for government to take action in regard of the repeating cases of crocodiles attacks.

Nalukui Simunga who survived an attack on 25th January this year, told the story about how she was attacked whilst taking a bath in the Zambezi River and was fortunately rescued by the bystanders.

She told that she battled with the reptile for more than ten minutes and sustained very deep cuts on the back and breast as it was pulling her to the river’s bottom.

The victim was put in a hospital in mid January and was only released recently.

Yusiku Nabita, Nalyuwa Ward Councilor said there is a need to construct boreholes in the area in order to avoid reptiles coming from the Zambezi.

She said that boreholes will greatly reduce the loss of lives as residents have the river as the only source of water supply currently.

Meanwhile, Kingstone Shamiyombwe, District National Parks and wildlife officer said that the office will seek for resources to fence off a part of the river.

He noted that it is extremely important for the community to take precautions and avoid crocodile populated areas.

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