Australian soldier seriously injured in crocodile attack in Queensland: Report

7/8/2021 9:26:00 AM

Australian soldier seriously injured in crocodile attack in Queensland: Report

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Australia n soldier seriously injured in crocodile attack in Queensland: Report

MELBOURNE: An Australia n Army soldier suffered serious head and chest injuries after being mauled by a crocodile that attacked him late on Friday (Aug 6), Australia media reported, with a colleague who came to his rescue in Queensland\u0027s far north also bitten. Australia n media said the two soldiers were swi

MELBOURNE: An Australian Army soldier suffered serious head and chest injuries after being mauled by a crocodile that attacked him late on Friday (Aug 6), Australia media reported, with a colleague who came to his rescue in Queensland's far north also bitten.

Australian media said the two soldiers were swimming near a coastal fishing village on the Cape York Peninsula, about 800km north of Cairns, when attacked. The Royal Flying Doctor Service saying on Twitter it had flown the men to a hospital in Cairns, with media reporting both were in stable condition.

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LinkedIn MELBOURNE: An Australian Army soldier suffered serious head and chest injuries after being mauled by a crocodile that attacked him late on Friday (Aug 6), Australia media reported, with a colleague who came to his rescue in Queensland's far north also bitten..LinkedIn NEW YORK: US prosecutors said on Friday (Aug 6) they had charged two Myanmar citizens in a plot to attack the country's UN ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun, an outspoken supporter of the democracy movement who has refused military orders to quit..

Australian media said the two soldiers were swimming near a coastal fishing village on the Cape York Peninsula, about 800km north of Cairns, when attacked. The Royal Flying Doctor Service saying on Twitter it had flown the men to a hospital in Cairns, with media reporting both were in stable condition. "Two blokes have been swimming in croc-infested waters. Jacqueline Maguire, the acting assistant director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, said law enforcement acted"quickly and diligently" after learning of the potential assassination that was planned in Westchester County, a suburban area north of New York City where the ambassador lives. One got attacked and the other one tried to help," the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), quoted Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council Mayor Wayne Butcher as saying. The soldier who came to aid his colleague suffered arm and wrist injuries, according to media reports.

It wasn't immediately clear what happened to the crocodile. Suspects Phyo Hein Htut, 28, and Ye Hein Zaw, 20, were being charged in a federal court in Westchester on counts for which they could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. The defence department told ABC both men are Army personnel, but did not say whether they were on duty when the attack happened. Queensland's Department of Environment and it would further investigate the incident, with a team of wildlife officers was due to reach the remote area only later on Saturday. According to data from the Northern Territory government, the state with the highest number of crocodiles in Australia, there are between 100,000 and 200,000 saltwater crocodiles, native to northern Australia, living in the wild in the country. The two conversed by the video chat service FaceTime, while Phyo Hein Htut was inside Myanmar's UN mission in New York, a criminal complaint said. Source: Reuters/zl .