Fishermen saw croc with body of man in its jaws


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019

Croc attacks are frequent in rural rivers in Niah district in northern Sarawak.

MIRI: Fishermen living along Sungai Suai in Niah district, northern Sarawak have found the remains of a person half-eaten by a crocodile.

Only the lower part of the stomach and the legs remained, said Miri police chief Asst Comm Lim Meng Seah on Wednesday (July 3).

ACP Lim said the fishermen found the body at about 2.40pm on Tuesday (July 2).

"This is a crocodile attack as there are bite marks all over the body," he said.

ACP Lim said the fishermen who uncovered the remains were out in the river fishing at around 2.40pm.

"Whilst fishing in the river, they saw a crocodile swimming past very quickly with the body of a human in its jaws.

"The fishermen in their boat chased after the croc.

"They managed to scare the croc away and saw the remains of the body floating on the river.

"The fishermen dragged it to the banks and then called the police," he said.

The body was that of a man but there were no personal documents in his trousers, ACP Lim said.

The remains have been sent to the Miri Hospital mortuary.

Sg Suai is located deep in the Niah district, 120km south of Miri city. It is infested with a big numbers of crocodiles, some of which are very big.

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