Sabah Crocodile Attack Today Kampung Tinagian, Friends watch Helplessly

Sabah Crocodile Attack, Friends watch Helplessly

In the early morning hours of September 20 in the district of Lahad Datu on Sabah’s east coast, a group of guys were unable to do anything to assist a friend who was being attacked by a crocodile.

In the incident that occurred before dawn, four men were catching crabs in the waters near Kampung Tinagian, Tanjung Labian, when the reptile lunged at the victim, who was a 23-year-old worker at an oil palm plantation.

“The three friends could only watch as the attack happened in a split second,” said Lahad Datu Police Chief Asst Comm Dr Rohan Shah Ahmad. “The attack happened in a split second.”

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“The friend vanished into thin air (into the water) before they could do anything,” he added. “The water swallowed him up in an instant.”

Later, at 7.20am in the morning, he added, the body of the victim was discovered lying on its back on the beach close to the army base at Kampung Tanjung Batu.

He went on to say that the victim, who was an international traveller, had suffered scratches on the breast and backside as well as bite marks on the left arm and head.

Thereafter, according to ACP Rohan, a police squad transported the corpses to the forensics section of the Lahad Datu Hospital for a postmortem examination.

This was the first incident of its kind to take place in Lahad Datu in 2018.

“We advise the community, especially those carrying out activities at sea or rivers, to be extra cautious towards such attacks,” he said. “We advise the community to be extra cautious towards such attacks.”

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FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. What happened during the Sabah crocodile attack on September 20?
A1. In the early morning hours, a 23-year-old worker at an oil palm plantation was attacked by a crocodile while he and three friends were crab catching near Kampung Tinagian, Tanjung Labian, Sabah. Tragically, the victim was quickly pulled underwater, and his friends couldn’t intervene in time.

Q2. What injuries did the victim sustain during the crocodile attack?
A2. The victim suffered scratches on the breast and backside, along with bite marks on the left arm and head during the crocodile attack.

Q3. Where was the victim’s body found after the attack?
A3. The victim’s body was discovered lying on its back on the beach close to the army base at Kampung Tanjung Batu later in the morning, around 7.20 AM.

Q4. What actions were taken after the discovery of the victim’s body?
A4. Following the discovery of the victim’s body, a police squad transported the corpse to the forensics section of the Lahad Datu Hospital for a postmortem examination.

Q5. Was this incident a common occurrence in Lahad Datu?
A5. No, this incident was not common in Lahad Datu. It was the first incident of its kind to occur in Lahad Datu in 2018. Authorities advised caution to those engaged in activities at sea or rivers to prevent such attacks in the future.

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Source: TheStar

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