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9-year-old school girl wrestles crocodile to save friend

A schoolgirl from Zimbabwe wrestled a large crocodile by jumping on its back and gouging its eyes to save her friend from the grasp of the reptile.

The 9-year-old girl, Latoya Muwani, was attacked by a crocodile while swimming with her friends in Sinderela village.

Her friend, Rebecca Munkombwe, jumped on the back of the crocodile when she heard Latoya’s screams as the reptile was pulling her away.




“I was eldest among all the children who were swimming. Hence, I felt the urge to save her.”

“Once Latoya was free, I swam with her to the banks. The crocodile did not attack us again,” she said.

Rebecca was not injured but her friend was taken to a hospital for treatment.



A nurse told a local media outlet that Latoya sustained mild injuries.

Her father, Fortune Muwani said: “I am grateful to God.”

Latoya is recovering and should be discharged soon.


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