The victim said she collected waste food from nearby restaurants on July 15 before bringing them to the cage where the park’s crocodiles are kept. When she extended her hands over the fence to feed the large reptiles, one of them jumped up from the water and bit her left arm so hard that it was torn off.
After the incident, Luong Thi Bich Lien, the feeder, shouted for help and later was rushed to hospital for emergency care. However, doctors failed to reattach her arm.
The 60-year-old has been paid VND1.5 million (US$75) per month for feeding crocodiles for the last year.
The park’s board of directors has raised a total of 20 large crocodiles in a cage called Kingdom of Crocodiles to attract visitors.
This is the first incident of its kind at the park, they said.
Visitors to the park can see a lot of crocodiles kept in cag. Photo: VnExpress