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Crocodiles kill 40 people

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th June 2008 03:00 AM

Mayuge
About 40 residents have been killed by crocodiles on Lake Victoria. The resident district commissioner, John Fisher Kasenge, yesterday told journalists at his office that they had contacted the Uganda Wildlife Authority to capture the animals but no action had been taken.

Mayuge
About 40 residents have been killed by crocodiles on Lake Victoria. The resident district commissioner, John Fisher Kasenge, yesterday told journalists at his office that they had contacted the Uganda Wildlife Authority to capture the animals but no action had been taken.

He explained that 30 people were killed last year while nine had been mauled by the crocodiles from January to June. “We learnt that the South African embassy has new computerised machines that can detect crocodiles under the water.

We have advised the authority to contact them and kill the man eaters that are finishing off our people at different (fish) landing sites.”

According to Kasenge, the most affected landing sites were Lwanika, Malongo and Bwonda.

He added that at Bwonda, the hippos were also attacking homes and people on the lake. A few days ago, one resident was killed by the animals as he was fishing on the lake .

Crocodiles kill 40 people

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