Man killed by crocodiles in Philippines

Published: Nov 06, 2012, 09:53 IST | IANS

An unemployed man in the Philippines was killed after falling into a crocodile breeding pen in a resort and attacked by the reptiles, said police.

The remains of Sorbelo Sonajo, 57, were recovered Friday morning from a man-made lagoon inside the inland resort in a town of Santo Tomas, in Mindanao's Davao del Norte province, Xinhua quoted a police official Zosimo Jose as saying.


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"Parts of (the victim's) head was ripped away and the arms and right leg were missing, possibly eaten by the crocodiles," the police official said.

A probe is being conducted to ascertain how and why the victim was able to gain entry into the crocodile pen. 

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