Cambodia crocodile farmer torn apart after falling into reptile enclosure

A crocodile farmer in Cambodia was ripped apart by around 40 of the reptiles after falling into their enclosure, according to police.

Luan Nam, 72, had been trying to move one of the animals out of a cage when it grabbed his stick in its mouth, pulling him in.

The other crocodiles then "pounced" and tore his body to pieces - leaving the concrete enclosure at the farm near the city of Siem Reap covered in blood.

One of the victim's arms was bitten off and eaten by the crocodiles while the rest of his body was covered with bite marks, according to local police chief Mey Savry.

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Mr Savry said: "While he was chasing a crocodile out of an egg-laying cage, the crocodile attacked the stick, causing him to fall into the enclosure.

"Then other crocodiles pounced, attacking him until he was dead."

Mr Nam was president of the local crocodile farmers' association.

It was reported his family had been urging him for years to stop breeding the reptiles.

In 2019, a two-year-old girl was killed and eaten by crocodiles at another farm in the area, which serves as the gateway to the famed ruins of Angkor Wat temple.

The reptiles are kept for their eggs, skin and meat in Cambodia.