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Indonesia: mob kills ‘hundreds’ of crocs

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SORONG (AFP) – An angry mob has slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles in Papua province, Indonesia after a farmer was killed by one of the reptiles. The revenge killing happened Saturday following the funeral of the man, identified as 48-year-old Sugito, who perished when he fell into an enclosure at a crocodile farm while looking for grass to feed his livestock. The mob, not satisfied with the compensation by the farm owner,Bassar Manulang headed to the crocodile farm armed with knives, machetes and shovels which they used to slaughter some 292 crocs, from four-inch-long babies to two-metre adults.

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