Horror as womans body cut from 19ft crocodile after it swallowed her whole

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The body of a woman who was fishing at a river in darkness had to be cut out of the 19ft crocodile that killed her.

A person known only as Fatimah was fishing at night in a river when her friends heard her screaming and could only watch on in terror as the beast clamped its sharp jaws around her before dragging her underneath the water.

The 45-year-old died from her injuries, in North Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Graphic footage showed the tragic lady's limbs being removed by angry villagers from inside the beast's stomach after it had been shot by police.

Other body parts were found nearby, including Fatimah's severed head, after the crocodile had discarded them.

Amiruddin, head of the Tarakan National SAR Agency said: "The police first shot the crocodile. Then, the stomach of the crocodile was cleaved, and pieces from the victim's body were found."

According to eyewitnesses, Fatimah had been releasing food into the water on Tibi Island in Bulungan Regency when she was attacked, reports The Sun on the incident that happened in June, 2020.

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Police as well as concerned residents began a search operation and after just a few hours they found her head and body parts.

The next day, the SAR Agency team came across and caught the crocodile responsible for the killing on the banks of the river.

Fatimah remains were taken to the city of Tarakan where they were given to her family.

Amiruddin went on to note the difficulty of people living alongside man-eating crocodiles: ''We have warned residents to stay away from the water as there could be more crocodiles in the area.

''People need to make a livelihood from the water so it's not always possible to avoid it but they should take extra care."

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