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Cambodian killed by 40 crocodiles after falling in enclosure

By AFP
May 27, 2023

PHNOM PENH: About 40 crocodiles killed a Cambodian man on Friday after he fell into their enclosure on his family´s reptile farm, police said. Luan Nam, 72, was trying to move a crocodile out of a cage where it had laid eggs when it grabbed the stick he was using as a goad and pulled him in. The main group of reptiles then set about him, tearing his body to pieces and leaving the concrete enclosure at the farm in Siem Reap awash with blood.

“While he was chasing a crocodile out of an egg-laying cage, the crocodile attacked the stick, causing him to fall into the enclosure,” Mey Savry, police chief of Siem Reap commune, told AFP. “Then other crocodiles pounced, attacking him until he was dead,” he said, adding that the remains of Luan Nam´s body were covered with bite marks.