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February 26, 2018

Woman killed by crocodile in Ayeyawady Delta

crocodileA crocodile has attacked and killed a woman as she was cleaning a bucket in a nearby river outside Bogalay on Saturday.
Ma Khaing Kaing Oo, 29, from Hsinai Village was later confirmed dead; reports aren’t specific enough to confirm if her remains have been recovered.
Myanmar’s delta region is no stranger to crocodile attacks, as they occur yearly. Yet, there is no specific data that shows how frequent or at what time of year attacks are most prevalent.
Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the mouth of the Ayeyawady River. The sanctuary attracts visitors keen on viewing crocodile hatching camps and conservation projects in the region’s mangrove forests – the forests are in a steady decline due to deforestation in the area.
Wildlife conservation groups have erected warning signs to alert villagers that crocodiles pose a threat in the area. —Htay Naing (Bogalay)


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