Crocodiles Kill Thirteen in Mayuge Uganda

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A total of 13 people have been killed by crocodiles in Mayuge district since the year began.

The crocodiles mainly attacked fishermen, women and children from Kityerera and Malongo sub-counties, that border Lake Victoria.

During a meeting last week, the councillor for Kityerera sub-county, Rashid Kimera, said the crocodiles attacked the victims as they collected firewood or water. "The reptiles waylaid their victims by the roadside."

Kimera said the locals were also bound to face famine because herds of hippos from the lake destroyed their crops.

The district chairperson, Bakali Tigawalana, said the problems would be addressed soon.