A two-year-old girl was killed by crocodiles on her family’s farm in Siem Reap province’s Siem Reap city on Monday 1st of June 2019, after she wondered off into the enclosure alone.
The mother is pictured holding the skull of the girl after it was picked up from the crocodile farm.
According to report , the family had recently welcomed a newborn baby. As the mother was busy taking care of the baby, she lost sight of her elder daughter, When the father came home at 10am, he found his daughter’s skull in the crocodile enclosure, where he confirmed that the daughter fell into the crocodile enclosure and that the crocodiles killed her, leaving only her skull.
Lt Sophen noted that the family had built a fence around the farm, but children could still fit through them.
Lt Sophen stated that: the farm is located behind the house, and the small girl came to play around and fell in while her mother was busy taking care of another daughter, who had just been born. We convey our condolences to the family. The mother hugged her daughter’s skull in shock,” he added. “We appeal to all families who have crocodile farms to pay attention to all family members, especially small children.