Cambodia crocodile farmer killed after falling into enclosure
A crocodile farmer in northern Cambodia has been killed by around 40 of the reptiles after falling into their enclosure, local police say.
Luan Nam aged 72, attempted to move one of the egg-laying creatures out of its cage when it grabbed his stick in its mouth, pulling him in, police said.
“Other crocodiles pounced, attacking him until he was dead,” police chief Mey Savry told the AFP news agency.
The incident occurred close to the city of Siem Reap on Friday.
Mr Nam’s body was covered with bite marks and one of his arms was missing, Mr Savry said.
The victim was the president of the local crocodile farmers’ association.
In 2019, a two-year-old girl was killed and eaten by crocodiles at a similar farm in the area, which is close to the world-famous Angkor Wat temple.
The animals are bred for their eggs, skin, and meat in the south-east Asian nation.