'Crocodile' floating in river turns out to be corpse

'Crocodile' floating in river turns out to be corpse
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What a woman thought to be a crocodile floating in a river near a recreation park in Kedah turned out to be a human corpse, reported Harian Metro.

Nor Intan Suraini Mohd Yatim, 36, said the body was spotted by several people exerci­sing in the park near Sungai Kolam Lembaga Kemajuan Pertanian Muda.

"I thought it might have been a crocodile when I saw people pointing at the river," she said.

Nor Intan, her husband and son were on the way to her in-law's house when she noticed a group of people on the riverbank.

"My husband pulled over and we got out to find out what was happening.

"It turned out to be a body that was still fully clothed. The police came shortly afterwards," she said.

Pendang police chief Deputy Supt Arriz Sham Hamezah said the victim was believed to be a man in his 40s, adding that the body was in the river for at least 24 hours.

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