Zimbabwean schoolgirl, 11, struggling with a large crocodile and poking his eyes out to rescue the nine-year-old friend from the grip of the reptile
- Rebecca Munkombwe came to help her friend when she screamed for help
- Reptiles had caught Latoya Muwani and dragged her down
- Both girls survived the battle with crocodile in stream near Hwange Town
A Zimbabwean schoolgirl rescued her boyfriend from the grip of a large crocodile by jumping on his back and gushing his eyes until he released his grip.
Latoya Muwani, 9, was reportedly attacked while swimming with friends in a stream in Sinderela Village in the African nation of Zimbabwe.
Rebecca Munkombwe, a student at a classroom in Hwange Town, just came out of the stream when she heard the screams of help coming from the water.
Stock image shows a large crocodile in Kenya, Africa. One of the great reptiles that swam in a stream in Zimbabwe is said to have attacked a nine-year-old girl
Local media output The Sunday News reported that when she saw her friend being pulled down and struggling to stay afloat, she jumped into it.
& # 39; We had just left the water when we heard Latoya who had been swimming alone near the neck-deep zone screaming that something was biting in her hand, & # 39; said Rebecca.
& # 39; Because I was the oldest of the seven other children, I felt the urge to save her. So I jumped into the water and swam to where she struggled to float. She screamed in pain that something bit and pulled her down. & # 39;
She quickly realized that the large crocodile had grabbed her younger friend's hand and leg.
Latoya Muwani attacked while swimming with friends in a stream in Sinderela Village in the northeast of the African country of Zimbabwe
Without losing a moment, the 11-year-old decided to take on the reptile himself, set it up and gush his eyes until it lost its grip.
& # 39; I jumped on the crocodile and started beating him with my bare hands before using my fingers to poke his eyes until he released her. Once she was free, I swam with her to the banks where the other children pulled her out of the water. Fortunately, the crocodile did not attack us after it fired Latoya, & # 39;
Rebecca was not injured in the fight, but her friend was taken to St. Patrick's Hospital for treatment.
The stock photo shows a crocodile on a farm in Zambia, Africa. This month it was reported that Rebecca Munkombwe did not hesitate to jump in and help her friend when she saw that a large crocodile had taken the leg of the younger girl
A nurse at the hospital who spoke to the local media on condition of anonymity said nine-year-old Latoya escaped with & # 39; mild injuries & # 39 ;.
Latoya's father, Mr. Fortune Muwani, told the news when he heard that his daughter had been attacked and thought he was the worst.
& # 39; How [Rebecca] succeeded [saving her] I do not know but I am grateful to God, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Latoya is recovering well … and we expect her to be fired soon, & # 39; said Mr. Muwani.
City councilor Steve Chisose said that crocodile attacks became a problem in the area due to a water supply problem, forcing women and children to use unprotected resources, such as those infected with the large reptiles.
& # 39; The women are usually accompanied by their children who become naughty and eventually swim in these bodies of water & # 39 ;, he said.
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