About 40 crocodiles killed a Cambodian man who fell into a crocodile enclosure at his family’s reptile farm on Friday, police said.
Luan Nam, 72, grabbed the stick he used as a goad and dragged the egg-laying crocodile out of its cage.
A leading group of reptiles then surrounded him and tore his body apart, leaving a bloody concrete enclosure on a farm in Siem Reap.
“We were chasing a crocodile out of its egg-laying cage when it attacked a stick and fell into the cage,” Siem Reap city police chief May Sabry told AFP.
“Then other crocodiles attacked him and attacked him until he died,” he said, adding that Luang Nam’s body was covered in bite marks.
The man’s arm was said to have been bitten off and swallowed by a crocodile.
Luang Nam was president of the local crocodile farmer’s association, but the commune chief May Samet told AFP for years to stop her from raising reptiles, prompting her family to stop raising reptiles. He told AFP that he could sell the
local media report The victim was said to be from Pho Banteay Chey village.
In 2019, a 2-year-old girl was killed by a crocodile after wandering into a family’s reptile farm in the same village, according to the police chief.
Siem Reap, the gateway city to the famous Angkor Wat ruins, is home to numerous crocodile farms.
Reptiles are not only bred for their eggs, skins and meat, they are also used in the child trade.
The incident marks the second death from at least a crocodile this month. In early May Body of missing 65-year-old fisherman It was found inside two crocodiles in Australia.
Last year, two American tourists Injured by a crocodile At a resort in Mexico, when one person went for a swim in the night sea and the other entered the water to help him.