Man killed by 40 crocodiles that
About 40 crocodiles killed a Cambodian man on Friday after he was surrounded by them at his family’s reptile farm, police said.
Luan Nam, 72, was trying to get a crocodile out of a cage where it had laid eggs when he grabbed the stick he was using as a goat and pulled it inside.
Then the main group of reptiles swarms around him, dismembers his body and leaves a concrete wall at the farm in Siem Reap covered in blood.
“While he was chasing a crocodile out of the egg-laying cage, the crocodile attacked the stick, causing him to crash into the wall,” Siem Reap commune police chief May Severy told AFP. Told to
“Then other crocodiles attacked him, until he died,” he said, adding that the remains of Luan’s body had bite marks.
One of the man’s arms was bitten and swallowed by crocodiles, he said.
Luan Nam was president of the local crocodile farmers’ association but his family could now sell their stock after years of insisting they stop raising the reptiles, commune chief May Samath told AFP.
Local media Reported That the deceased was from the village of Po Bunte Chi.
In 2019, a two-year-old girl was killed and eaten by crocodiles while she was roaming her family’s reptile farm in the same village, the police chief said.
There are many crocodile farms around Siem Reap, the gateway city to the famous ruins of Angkor Wat.
Reptiles are kept for trade for their eggs, skins and meat, as well as their young.
This incident is at least the second person killed by a crocodile this month. In early May, Remains of missing 65-year-old fisherman In Australia, two crocodiles were found inside.
Last year there were two American tourists. Injured by a crocodile At a resort in Mexico when one went swimming in the sea at night and the other went into the water to help him.