The search for a missing palm oil plantation worker in Borneo has ended under horrific circumstances after his arm and leg were discovered inside the stomach of a 20ft crocodile.
The rest of 36-year-old Andi Aso Erang’s remains were found floating in the waters of a separate part of the Kalimantan based river.
Police officers shot and killed the crocodile close to the place where Andi had disappeared. His motorbike and sandals had been spotted close to the scene.
The gruesome discovery of the human limbs was made after cutting open the belly of the animal. Police suspect Andi had been mauled to death by the enormous creature.
According to Channel NewsAsia, local police chief Teddy Ristiawan stated:
Inside the crocodile’s stomach, we found the left arm and a leg that we believe belonged to the victim.
Andi had been out hunting for clams to bring home to eat when he went missing, according to his widow Anisa.
Anisa made the following statement regarding her husband’s tragic death:
I never expected he would end up in a terrible situation like this.
This tragic incident is not the only one to occur within the region, where there are several species of deadly crocodiles.
On February 24, a 66-year-old woman from the Indonesian island of Sumatra was killed by a gigantic crocodile which had devoured the lower part of her body as well as both her hands.
Those searching for the unnamed woman grew suspicious after noting a huge crocodile close to a boat which contained her belongings. Her partially eaten remains were later found close to the river’s edge.
In April 2016, a tourist from Russia was killed by a crocodile while staying in the Raja Ampat islands, a diving site towards the east of the archipelago.
No swimming in Borneo (hati-hati): Crocodiles, snakes, and lizards pic.twitter.com/YZOl5RT94P
— Stephanie Jowers (@stephaniejowers) February 26, 2018
Our thoughts are with all those affected by this latest crocodile attack.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.