A crocodile killed a pregnant woman in Papua New Guinea on the same day a wild pig killed a 14-year-old boy in the same area.

Police in West New Britain, in PNG's north island province, killed the crocodile last Friday after it took a 23-year-old pregnant woman while she bathed in the Tulup river near Garmate village.

On the same day, a young boy was killed during a hunting expedition at Kilenge village in an unrelated attack, police chief Richard Mulou said.