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Police alerted of man killed by crocodile in Guadalcanal Province in Solomon Islands

Police in the Guadalcanal Province are calling on people residing alongside rivers, streams, creeks and coastal areas in the province to take the necessary precaution at all times following the death of man believed to have been killed by a crocodile in the Tangarare area in West Guadalcanal on 15 January 2018.

It is alleged a 20 year-old male was attacked by a crocodile at Hove River in the Tangarare area after his body was found next day (16 January) at the same river by relatives.

Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixson Manetoga says, “We have sent our officers to Tangarare to get more information on the death and formally request community leaders for police to hunt and kill any crocodiles in the area.”

 “In the meantime, I appeal to members of the communities in the province residing alongside rivers, streams, creeks and coastal to always take precaution and look out for these dangerous reptiles at all times,” says Acting PPC Manetoga. 

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