A 10-Year-Old Boy Was Eaten Alive By A Crocodile In Philippines

He was climbing up the steps of his floating house when he was attacked.

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A 10-year-old boy from the town of Balabac, Palawan was snatched by a saltwater crocodile recently

On Tuesday, 13 August, ABS-CBN News reported that Milhasan Suraping was attacked by the reptile last Sunday, 10 August, during an outing with his siblings to buy coffee and sugar.

According to the children, their younger brother was about to go up the stairs of their floating house when a crocodile bit him on the abdomen.

He was then dragged into the water by the animal and disappeared under the surface.

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A day after the attack, the partial remains of the boy were found floating in the river

His father failed to find the boy after an overnight search, but a fisherman discovered the child's head and right leg in a mangrove forest.

Palawan Daily News reported that the boy's body was believed to have been dragged by the crocodile approximately 90km away from where the attack transpired.

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The area where the incident took place is notorious for attacks by enormous crocodiles

Independent UK claims that the Philippines' booming development and population have forced humans and crocodiles to share the same spaces, leading to repeated attacks.

Palawan Council for Sustainable Development spokesperson Jovic Fabello told Saksi, "Since 2015, we've never had a year with zero (crocodile) attacks."

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