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Python supposedly kills man in southern Vietnam

Sunday, November 04, 2018, 10:02 GMT+7
Python supposedly kills man in southern Vietnam
A man burns the python which purportedly killed a man in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 3, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A Vietnamese man who was hired by a snake farm owner died Saturday allegedly after being constricted by a python kept at the facility.

On Saturday evening, residents in Trang Bom District of Dong Nai Province, located next to Ho Chi Minh City, killed a large python after they discovered it slithering freely on the ground.

A member of the local family keeping snakes suspected the reptile was the animal they were raising, and ran home only to find a young man lying immobile near a snake cage.

The victim, Nguyen Ba Linh, lies at a house in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 3, 2018. Photo: Facebook
The victim, Nguyen Ba Linh, lies at a house in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 3, 2018. Photo: Facebook

On arrival the police determined that the man, 20-year-old Nguyen Ba Linh, was already dead.

The victim worked as a laborer at the family’s farm, the law enforcement said.

Neighbors said the python, weighing over 20 kilograms, had been kept at the snake farm for around seven years.

The farm owner was in hospital at the time of the incident, locals said.

The deceased man’s body was taken later on the same day to his hometown in the south-central province of Binh Thuan for burial.

The case is still under investigation.

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Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

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