Sisters fend off crocodile attack

The reptile released its grip on her leg, and Al was able to drag her to the river bank, but not before being bitten herself, on the hand.

Indonesian sisters fend off crocodile attack

Two Indonesian sisters fought off a crocodile in a river in Sumatra's Riau province, local media reported on Thursday.

Al, 12, and Cek, 8, escaped with a bite on the hand and on the leg, respectively, after they were attacked near their village of Sungai Iliran, in Indragiri Hilir district, detik.com reported.

"The girls were bathing in the river when Cek disappeared underwater suddenly, before reappearing with her leg in the jaws of a crocodile,’’ their mother Minah was quoted as saying.

Al swam up to the crocodile and grabbed her sister's arm.

"Both sisters then screamed for help and their mother came with other villagers to their rescue, they were treated at a local health facility," the District Police Chief Wicaksono said.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

These 6 countries have the highest unemployment rates in Africa

These 6 countries have the highest unemployment rates in Africa

Top 10 happiest countries in Africa in 2022

Top 10 happiest countries in Africa in 2022

'Funke and my dad cheated on each other' - Funke Akindele's stepson continues to drag her on Instagram

'Funke and my dad cheated on each other' - Funke Akindele's stepson continues to drag her on Instagram

Here are the top 10 African countries that smoke the most cannabis

Here are the top 10 African countries that smoke the most cannabis

9 most expensive African countries to rent a one bedroom apartment, based on property price to income ratio

9 most expensive African countries to rent a one bedroom apartment, based on property price to income ratio

Blossom Chukwujekwu's ex-wife Maureen Esisi reacts as he remarries

Blossom Chukwujekwu's ex-wife Maureen Esisi reacts as he remarries

Quiz: Only genuine Nollywood fans will score 8/8 on this Blood Sisters quiz

Quiz: Only genuine Nollywood fans will score 8/8 on this "Blood Sisters" quiz

Here are the top 10 cities in Africa where the most rich people live

Here are the top 10 cities in Africa where the most rich people live

Lagos NURTW Caretaker Chairman accuses MC Oluomo of snatching his wife

Lagos NURTW Caretaker Chairman accuses MC Oluomo of snatching his wife