A 10 year old girl named Nadia Pasela was attacked and killed by what was likely a Tomistoma (Tomistoma schlegelii) while bathing alongside her grandmother and siblings in the Batanghari River at Teluk Kembang in Teluk Kuali, Tebo Ulu at around 4:00 PM. The child’s grandmother claims a crocodile seized the child by the leg and dragged her away. The body was recovered at around 5:15 PM 15 meters from the location of the incident; there were bite injuries to the victim’s right calf, which were determined to have been inflicted by “an animal” according to authorities. This location is over 500km inland along the river and the only crocodilians there is evidence of occurring in the area are Tomistomas, although it is certainly possible saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) could enter the area.
Victim Age: 10
Activity Detail: Bathing alongside grandmother and siblings
|Overall Quality of Report|
|Most important information is present and well-detailed|
|Date of Incident||Date Precision|
|Size (metres)||Size Precision|
|Location scale||Location accuracy|