Crocs seen at area where boat capsized in Banting

Crocs seen at area where boat capsized in Banting
Rescuers pull bodies of victims of sunken boat at Kampung Kelamang Banting.

MORIB - Crocodiles have been sighted in the search zone where about 20 people are still missing following a boat which capsized at Sungai Air Hitam in Banting on Thursday.

Local fisherman, Mohd Jaman Haris, 47, said he and other fishermen spotted at least three crocodiles in the river.

"The people here have been feeding two young crocodiles which are said to be about one meter long each.

"Some fishermen also spotted a larger crocodile they claimed to be at least five metres long, near the fuelling jetty nearby," he said when met at the Kelanang jetty here.

He said the young crocodiles were not afraid of humans because some locals were feeding them.

Mohd Jaman, who is the Kuala Langat Fishermen Association president, has been in the trade all his life and knows the crocodiles are opportunistic hunters.

"They will eat anything," he said.

He said however the possibility of the crocodiles feeding on the bodies of the drowned victims was slim.

"The currents and prevailing winds will cause anything drifting in the river (including bodies and garbage) to flow towards Port Klang," he said.

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