Croc kills kid at holiday park

2007-04-22 22:54

Beijing - A crocodile has devoured a 9-year-old child who, along three school friends, climbed into an enclosure at a holiday park and taunted the animals with sticks and catapults, state media said on Sunday.

The child - identified only by his last name Liu - was dragged into the water by an irritated crocodile at the Silver Beach holiday resort in southwest Guangxi region on Friday.

The crocodile pool, used for holiday shows, had been sealed off for auction, the official Xinhua news agency said.

On Saturday, a crocodile at the resort was shot and human remains were found in its stomach, it said.

Police are investigating why a man hired to look after the crocodiles was not present at the time of the attack.