An ORGAN man has died after being ripped apart by about 40 crocodiles after falling into their cage.
The farmer, 72 years old, was killed in a horrible accident at his family’s reptile farm in Cambodia.
Luan Nam was trying to pull a crocodile out of its egg-laying cage with a giant stick when the creature grabbed the stick with its powerful jaws and pulled him in.
Mr. Nam died after being surrounded and torn by about 40 crocodiles.
Reportedly the fence was left covered in blood after the horrific attack in Siem Reap, about 160 miles north of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.
Chilling photos show one of the crocodiles sucking on Nam’s shoe.
One of Nam’s arms was also torn from his body and swallowed by the mob.
Police Mey Savry, the head of Siem Reap commune, said: “When he was chasing a crocodile out of the egg-laying cage, the crocodile attacked the stick causing him to fall into the cage.
“Then other crocodiles pounced on him, attacking him until he died.”
He added that his body was found covered with bite marks.
Nam’s body was eventually recovered from the barn, where some crocodiles were still swimming.
Crocodiles are commonly farmed in Southeast Asia, often for their meat and hides, which are turned into leather.
There is also a lucrative trade in eggs and their young.
Before his death, Mr. Nam was the chairman of the Cambodian Crocodile Association.
May Sameth, a local official, said his family had begged him to retire and leave the crocodile farming business for many years.
A two-year-old girl was killed and eaten by crocodiles in the same village just four years ago after she wandered into her family’s reptile farm.
Siem Reap is close to the famous ruined city of Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s most popular attraction.
The farmer is at least the second person killed by an alligator this week.
Early May, Missing fisherman’s remains found inside 2 crocodiles in Australia.
Last year, two American tourist attacked by crocodile at resort in Mexico when one goes swimming in the sea at night and the second comes to help him.