Indian woman saves daughter from jaws of crocodile

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New Delhi - A woman in India's Gujarat state successfully rescued her 19-year-old daughter from the jaws of a crocodile after a 10-minute battle, news reports said on Saturday.

Divali Vankar was washing clothes on the banks of the Vishwamitri River near Thikariya Mubarak village in Vadodara district on Friday when a crocodile grabbed the teenager's leg, the Times of India newspaper reported.

The crocodile started pulling the girl into the river when Divali Vankar picked up a bat used to beat the washing and attacked the crocodile until it let go of the girl, a forest department official was quoted as saying.

The girl was treated for injuries to her leg and was in stable condition, the report said.

"The mother said she saved her daughter by attacking the crocodile," forest officer Ashok Pandya was quoted as saying.

"We've asked the locals to stay away from the river but many still wash clothes in the river water," Pandya said.

According to a Gujarat forest department census carried out in January, there are more than 200 crocodiles in the Vishwamitri River.

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