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Lundu villagers warned to beware of crocodile following gruesome fatal attack


Police photo shows the area where the deceased is believed to have been attacked by the crocodile.

KUCHING (May 20): Villagers in Lundu have been warned to take extra care with their daily routines such as fishing following a gruesome fatal crocodile attack at Kampung Kangka yesterday.

Lundu police chief DSP Damataries Lautin identified the victim, who is believed to have been attacked around 3pm, as 56-year-old Sebarang Bingkok.

A family member found the deceased’s head floating in the river around 5pm.

Following the discovery, a police report was lodged by the family member.

“We want the villagers, especially those who live along the river here, to be extra careful,” Damataries said in a statement.

He said the head was retrieved and sent to Lundu Hospital for further action.

A search is currently in progress for the rest of the deceased’s remains.

The Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force, and Sarawak Forestry Corporation personnel are carrying out the joint operation.