Ramree Island

Ramree Island

Ramree Island located right off the coast of Myanmar is famous for a strange and deadly incident that followed a battle between the British and the Japanese during World War II. When the British drove Japanese from their camps and into the mangroves, the scattered rifle shots in the pitch black swamp punctured by the screams of men crushed in the jaws of saltwater crocodiles. Though locals and historians dispute the idea of a massive massacre by the saltwater crocodiles, it is true that somewhere between 500 and 1,000 soldiers entered the marshes and only around 20 were found alive. The Guinness Book of World Records has listed it as the “worst crocodile disaster in the world” and “most number of fatalities in a crocodile attack.”

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