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Crocodile Bites Off Man's Leg In Attack

Ernest Kule, a relative to the victim, reveals that Kamaradi\'s left leg was severed by the crocodile during the attack. Kamaradi was rushed to Kagando Hospital. The victim hails from Bikunya village in Karambi sub-county, Kasese district.
Four days after experts from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) captured and relocated a crocodile from Lake Edward in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, another crocodile has attacked a fisherman at Katunguru landing site.

Residents of Katunguru say Kamaradi Rwapende (25) was attacked by the reptile at 1.00pm on Tuesday while approaching the landing site after fishing in the Kazinga channel.

Ernest Kule, a relative to the victim, reveals that Kamaradi's left leg was severed by the crocodile during the attack. Kamaradi was rushed to Kagando Hospital. The victim hails from Bikunya village in Karambi sub-county, Kasese district.

Kule added that it took a team of fishermen to rescue their colleague from being killed by the crocodile.

However, efforts to get details on Karamadi's condition from the Medical Superintendent Kagando hospital Dr. Asinja Kapuru were futile as he did not pick his calls.

The Conservation Area manager Queen Elizabeth National Park, Nelson Guma confirmed the incident and said it is regrettable.

Guma said Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is in contact with the family of the victim and actually provided the means of transport to take him to the hospital.

He called upon the people living at the landing sites to be vigilant of the deadly animals as UWA tries it’s best to rid the area of the deadly reptiles.

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