A stray crocodile attacked and killed a four-year-old Pisha Alberto of Nyamhunga suburb in Kariba on Saturday while her elder sister, who was strapping the now deceased on her back, was seriously injured in the attack.
The tragic incident occurred when a group of children was crossing a stream that cuts across Nyamhunga 3, Batonga residential suburb, Kariba.
Zimbabwe Parks Authority (ZimParks) spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo confirmed the incident adding that the residents managed to kill the reptile before the arrival of ZimParks rangers.
Farawo also said the residents were able to retrieve Pisha Alberto’s body. Said Farawo:
It’s very unfortunate that a 4-year-old child was killed by a crocodile in Kariba late afternoon on Saturday while her sister escaped with serious injuries.
It’s unfortunate it is another life lost in such circumstances. We are encouraging communities to treat every water body with caution, especially during this rainy season (when wild animals stray from their natural habitats).
Many people especially around the edges of protected areas where there are high human and wild animal interactions have lost lives in human-wildlife conflicts.