Crocodile mauls pastor to death during baptism ceremony at lake

This 2012 photo shows Ethiopia’s second-largest lake, Lake Abaya. (Wikimedia/Bernard Gagnon)

ARBA MINCH, Ethiopia – Some 80 people set to be baptized at a lake in southern Ethiopia instead watched as their pastor was killed by a crocodile Sunday.

Pastor Docho Eshete had baptized one person on the shores of Lake Abaya near Arba Minch and was about to perform the religious rite for a second when “all of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed [him],” a witness tells...

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