Cambodian man killed by 40 crocodiles after trying to move one

Cambodian man killed by 40 crocodiles after trying to move one

There are several crocodile farms around Siem Reap. (Represent)

Phnom Penh:

About 40 crocodiles killed a Cambodian man Friday after he fell into their cage on his family’s reptile farm, police said.

The 72-year-old was trying to move an alligator out of the cage where it had laid eggs when it grabbed the stick he was using as a stick and pulled him in.

The main group of reptiles then attacked him, tearing him to pieces and leaving the concrete barn at the farm in Siem Reap covered in blood.

Mey Savry, the police chief of Siem Reap commune, told AFP: “As he was chasing a crocodile out of the egg-laying cage, the crocodile attacked the stick, causing him to fall into the cage.”

“Then the other crocodiles came and attacked him until he died,” he said, adding that the rest of the man’s body was covered with bites.

He said one of the man’s arms had been bitten off and swallowed by the crocodile.

In 2019, a two-year-old girl was killed and eaten by a crocodile when she strayed into the family’s reptile farm in the same village, the police chief said.

There are several crocodile farms around Siem Reap, the gateway city to the famous ruins of Angkor Wat.

Reptiles are raised for their eggs, skin and meat as well as to trade their young.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from the aggregate feed.)


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