Crocodile sighting in Kuakhai river triggers panic

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Balipatna: The sighting of a crocodile in the Kuakhai river near Naharakanta area under Balianta police limits has triggered panic among the locals.

The picture and video of the crocodile in the river had gone viral on social media including WhatsApp and Facebook.

Reportedly, the locals residing near Kuakhai river and its tributary Bhargabhi river have been warned not to venture into the river.

Meanwhile, the Balipatna range officer, Jadumani Jay Krishna, has stated that the credibility of the picture is yet to be known. No instance of crocodiles killing human beings has been reported from the area until now, sources said.

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