Remarkable Love Story: Man Weds His Bride Days After Her Arm Was Bitten Off by a Crocodile (Photos)

A beautiful young woman whose arm bitten off in a crocodile attack that almost killed her is married just days after the dreadful incidence.

Former national tennis player, Zanele Ndlovu was enjoying a day out with her British boyfriend, Jamie Fox when tragedy struck. According to Mirror, the lovebirds were canoeing in the Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls when a giant crocodile struck from below.

Zanele was attacked in the inflatable canoe and had her right arm torn off and her left hand bitten. Jamie was quick to rescue her but she was losing so much blood it was feared she may die from the wound.

Brave Jamie applied a makeshift tourniquet to stop the bleeding, then she was rushed to the hospital where surgeons managed to save her life but she lost most of her right arm.

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A family friend recounted the unforgettable incident, saying:

“During the attack, the crocodile gripped her arm and ripped it off while her partner made frantic efforts to save her. They are lucky to be alive though.

“The boats used in that activity are inflated. The crocodile attacked their vessel, deflating it before attacking her.”

In spite of the near-death experience, the couple tied the knot days later in a very emotional ceremony. Zanele was determined not to shift her wedding date, so she was allowed to use the hospital chapel to get married.

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They got married on Sunday at the Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

In photos of the ceremony, the bride is seen in her white sleeveless wedding dress walking into church with her stump heavily bandaged and holding pink roses in her left hand.

On her left hand, a cannula can be seen attached to her wrist and her hand is also heavily bandaged.

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A guest at the wedding said:

“It is a quite remarkable love story and it really does show their love for each other. The crocodile attack made no difference. Their feelings and love for each other are even stronger than before if anything.”

It is believed the couple had gone to the Victoria Falls to get married but the crocodile attack made them change their venue.

Crocodiles were the biggest killers out of all in the wild animals and creatures in Zimbabwe last year, with 21 people suffering fatal attacks in 2017.

Love wins! Congratulations to the couple!

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