Girl, 12, survives croc attack

November 09, 2019
Crocodile attack

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl on Friday night survived a crocodile attack in Balabac, Palawan.

Police Regional Office - MIMAROPA spokesman Lt. Col. Aries Faltado  identified the victim as Haina Lisa Jose Habi, a student and a resident of Bgy. Catagupan, Balabac town.

The attack happened when the girl was on her way home, with her brother Hashim, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

The siblings were crossing a creek in Bgy. Poblacion VI when Haina was snatched by the crocodile.

Hashim immediately jumped to the water and huggled and forcefully pulled Haina until the girl escaped from the crocodile bite.

The victim sustained a wound in the leg. She was brought to the Balabac Rural Health Unit for treatment.