Tragedy struck in North Kalimantan, Indonesia, as a 19ft crocodile killed and swallowed a woman who had gone fishing at the river where the reptile stayed.
The woman’s body was captured on film being cut out of a crocodile not long after it had eaten her.
The giant reptile had attacked and eaten the woman identified as only as Fatimah, 45, in North Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Fatmiah’s friends heard her terrified screams but could only look on in horror as she was killed by a massive 19ft crocodile in a river
She was fishing at night in a river when her friends heard her screaming and could only watch on in terror as the 19ft crocodile clamped its sharp jaws around Fatimah before dragging her underneath the water.
Graphic footage showed the tragic lady’s limbs being removed by angry villagers from inside the beast’s stomach after it had been shot by police.
Other body parts were found nearby, including Fatimah’s severed head, after the crocodile had thrown them away.
Amiruddin, head of the Tarakan National SAR Agency said: “The police first shot the crocodile. Then, the stomach of the crocodile was cleaved, and pieces from the victim’s body were found.”
According to eyewitnesses, Fatimah had been releasing food into the water on Tibi Island in Bulungan Regency when she was attacked, reports The Sun on the incident that happened in June, 2020.
Police as well as concerned residents began a search operation and after just a few hours they found her head and body parts.
The next day, the SAR Agency team came across and caught the crocodile responsible for the killing on the banks of the river.
Fatimah remains were taken to the city of Tarakan where they were given to her family.
Amiruddin went on to note the difficulty of people living alongside man-eating crocodiles: ”We have warned residents to stay away from the water as there could be more crocodiles in the area.
”People need to make a livelihood from the water so it’s not always possible to avoid it but they should take extra care.”