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7 crocodiles flee from Karachi farm house after collapsing wall

7 crocodiles flee from Karachi farm house after collapsing wall
August 16, 2019
KARACHI (92 News) – Seven crocodiles fled from a farm house in Steel Town of Karachi after collapsing wall during rainfall on early Friday. According to the reports, the farm house management called police and other concerned government departments for help after the incident to trace and return back the fleeing crocs. It was reported that police traced and captured five crocs with the help of the Wildlife department staff, while remaining two are still at large. “All crocodiles were present at the farm house. They fled from the animal home after a wall of the premises collapsed during rainfall this morning,” the farm house management told the police. The police officials said that two crocodiles are still untraced as rainwater standing at various places in the area after the rainfall. Police is still searching for two untraced crocs. Crocodiles and other animals are kept at several privately owned farm houses and Zoos across Karachi.
Crocodiles guard secrets of Pakistan’s lost African past
Earlier on April 5, dancing and chanting in Swahili at a crocodile shrine outside Karachi, hundreds of Pakistani Sheedis swayed barefoot to the rhythm of a language they no longer speak — the celebration offering a rare chance to connect with their African roots. For many Sheedis, the swampy crocodile shrine to Sufi saint Haji Syed Shaikh Sultan — more popularly known as Mangho Pir — is the most potent symbol of their shared African past, as they struggle to uncover the trail that led their ancestors to Pakistan. Many, like 75-year-old Mohammad Akbar, have simply given up the search for their family’s origins. The descendants of Africans who have been arriving on the shores of the subcontinent for centuries, the Sheedis rose to lofty positions as generals and leaders during the Mughal Empire, which ruled swathes of South Asia. But, actively discriminated against during British rule, their traditions began to fade, and they found themselves wholly shunned when Pakistan was created in 1947, absent from the country’s elite political and military circles.