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Man critical in crocodile attack in Odisha’s Kendrapara

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Kendrapara: A person was critically injured in crocodile attack at Rajpur village under Rajnagar block in Kendrapara district today. The injured man identified as Bhagabat Rout has been admitted to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) here for treatment.

As per reports, when Bhagabat was taking bath in Brahmani river near the village at around 6 AM today, the crocodile grabbed his hand dragging him into the water. However, he managed to escape from the crocodile’s clutch after locals reached the spot and pelted stones at the reptile to drive it away.

Bhagabat, who suffered grievous injuries on his left hand in the attack, was first rushed to Rajnagar community health centre (CHC) and later shifted to Kendrapara DHH for further treatment.