Around 40 crocodiles have killed a man in Cambodia after he fell into the animals' enclosure. The 72-year-old wanted to move a crocodile out of the cage on the farm run by his family, where it had laid eggs, said the police chief of the city of Siem Reap, Mey Savry, on Friday. The animal grabbed the man's drift stick and pulled him into the enclosure.
Other crocodiles then came in and "attacked him until he was dead," said Police Chief Savry. The animals had shredded the man, his remains were riddled with bite marks. One of the 72-year-old's arms was bitten off and devoured by the crocodiles.
In the area around Siem Reap there are several crocodile farms. In 2019, a two-year-old girl was killed and eaten by crocodiles while walking around her family's farm in the same community. The reptiles are kept for their skin, eggs and meat, as well as for the trade in young animals.