Croc shot after girl goes missing

Sydney - A missing 7-year-old girl is feared dead after she was dragged under by a 2.5-metre crocodile in a pond where she was swimming with her family, Australia's Northern Territory Police said Saturday.

A crocodile was shot dead where the girl went missing Friday at Gumarrirngbang, 350 kilometres east of Darwin.

File photo. Credit: AFP

Senior Sergeant Shaun Gill said what looked like human remains were found in the animal's stomach.

“This is a heartbreaking outcome for the family and the community,” Gill said. - Sapa-dpa