Saturday, January 21 2023 – 11:54 WIB
VIVA Trending – A crocodile caught on camera carrying the body of a toddler above his head to the river bank. The incident was recorded on the Mahakam River, Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan (Kaltim) Friday 20 January 2023.
The toddler is known as Muhammad Ziyad Wijaya, 4 years old. Ziyad reportedly drowned and has been missing for two days.
Based on a video uploaded by an Instagram account, the large crocodile brought Ziyad to the shore by biting the victim’s back.
The man who recorded the video at first did not know that what the crocodile was carrying was the body of a 4-year-old boy. However, after being observed, he realized that the crocodile was carrying the body of a toddler. In the video, the crocodile dives into the water several times.
“Well, this is a person’s head, this hand is floating in two, innalillah, yes, this is a person,said the video recorder
“Oh yes, it (the body) of a child,said his friend
The Head of the Search and Relief Office for the East Kalimantan Basarnas, Melkianus Kotta, told the media crew that it was true that the incident took place on the Mahakam River. He said a large crocodile bit Ziyad’s back.