Woman dies after jumping into pit of 1,000 crocodiles at Thailand zoo

Ruth Doherty
Woman dies after jumping into crocodile pit at Thailand zoo
Woman dies after jumping into crocodile pit at Thailand zoo



A woman has died after jumping into a pit full of over 1,000 crocodiles at a zoo in Thailand.

Wanpen Inyai, 65, threw herself into the pit at the Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo in Bangkok.

According to the Mirror, Preecha Iam-nui, of Samut Prakarn police, said farm owners and staff tried to use long sticks to keep dozens of crocodiles from tearing at her body.

The incident occurred on Friday morning at the farm, which is home to 100,000 crocodiles and other animals over 300 acres, and is a popular tourist attraction.

Preecha said police were not able to identify the victim and contact her family until Saturday morning after Wanpen's universal healthcare card was found floating on the water's surface.

Sunan Tharmnat, Wanpen's sister, said she had been depressed and had not talked to anyone for days before her death.

Speaking to the Bangkok Post, she said family members went to file a missing person's report with Rom Klao police the day she went missing, but were told to wait 24 hours, as required by law.

A picture of crocodiles approaching Wanpen's body was circulating online over the weekend.

Farm owner Uthen Youngprapakorn offered his condolences to her family.



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