Search for girl, 12, at­tacked by crocodile

The Sunday Telegraph - - World News -

A 12-year-old girl is miss­ing af­ter be­ing at­tacked by a crocodile on the Philip­pine is­land of Palawan, po­lice said yes­ter­day, just weeks af­ter a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent in the re­gion pop­u­lar with for­eign tourists.

The girl was fetch­ing wa­ter in a heav­ily-forested area of the is­land on Thurs­day when a crocodile dragged her away in front of her hor­ri­fied sib­lings, a po­lice re­port said.

A search is un­der way but the coast guard and po­lice are yet to find any sign of the child, in an area where salt­wa­ter croc­o­diles are com­mon.

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