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Crocodile Attacks 10-Year-Old Boy In Balabac, Palawan

CROCODILE ATTACK – A 10-year-old boy’s head and right leg were found nearby their house after a crocodile attack in Balabac, Palawan.

Crocodiles are considered one of the most dangerous animals in the world. This kind of species has slaughtered thousands of people each year. Most of their victims were living near their sanctuaries.

The largest crocodile, Lolong, in the world was found in the Philippines. The crocodile hunters in Palawan were the once who captured the huge reptile. In 2013, Lolong died due to pneumonia and cardiac arrest.

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There are still lots of wild crocodiles in Palawan. The environmental authorities of the Philippines capture these animals to stop it from reaching residential areas. However, the people who live in houses sitting on the water are not safe from these deadly animals.

Based on a report from GMA News, a young boy in Balabac, Palawan was slain by a crocodile. His family was left wondering where he went since he was just asked to buy sugar and coffee from a store.

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The authorities said the incident happened on Sunday, August 10 around 6 a.m. The 10-year-old boy was about to climb in their house when the reptile attacked him.

On Monday, the head and the right leg of the kid was found in the area. Police and the coast guards of the area are continuing their retrieval operation.

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According to the report, the spokesperson of Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), Jovic Fabello, said the area was a frequent spot for human-crocodile conflict.

“May ano talaga diyan. Madalas din diyan ‘yung mga human-crocodile conflict na tinatawag,” he said.

Netizens can’t help but react to the tragic incident in Balabac, Palawan. Here are some of their comments on the video:

@brain waves: “Hindi ba sila pwede marelocate nalang sa mas safe na lugar?”

@Joker Naut: “Takaw ng tao ang dahilan kung bakit naging menu ang tao.. kung sagana lang sa isda at hayop dyan, di na kailangan hahanap ang buwaya ng tao.”

@ZaidzqoO Angeles: “sa balabac palawan na naman…. ang daming buwaya diyan eh”

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