An enraged wild boar attacked and killed a man after his dog chased it in a forest in Koh Kong province’s Thmor Baing district.
Bun Chanthorn, warrant officer at Thmor Baing district police, said the victim died instantly at the scene after the attack.
“It happened in Tatey Leu commune,” he said. The wild boar attacked him and killed him instantly at the scene and his body has been delivered to the family.”
The provincial police report identified the victim as Srun Chea, 47.
It noted that at around 7am today, the victim was crossing the forest with his daughter and dog to collect fish from his fishing net in a rice field.
The report said the dog spotted the boar and chased after it, causing it to go after its master instead.
A wildlife preservation worker based in the province, who declined to be identified, said the attack took place because the dog fought with the boar.
“I got the information from the district administration,” he said. “The man died at the scene because he was seriously injured by the wild boar.”
“Luckily his young daughter managed to run away to call the villagers for help,” he added.
The worker noted that wild animals in general are afraid of humans and only attack when provoked.
District governor On Sothearith said that the victim was found with wounds resulting from being gored by the boar.
“According to the forensic examination, the victim succumbed to the serious wounds,” he said. “The boar gored his lower legs first, causing him to fall before trampling him and attacking other parts of his body.”
Mr. Sothearith noted that the district office offered condolences to the victim’s family and provided a donation.