Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Stung Treng farmers gored by boar

A man is transported to a local clinic in Stung Treng province after he was attacked by a wild boar on Wednesday. Photo supplied
A man is transported to a local clinic in Stung Treng province after he was attacked by a wild boar on Wednesday. Photo supplied

Stung Treng farmers gored by boar

Two farmers armed with only a stick and a cleaver were almost gored to death during a fight with a wild boar in Stung Treng’s Siem Pang district on Wednesday.

Mouk Veng, 46, and Morn Lan, 22, were visiting their farmland in Tma Keov commune to check for forest fires when their four dogs started barking in the distance.

The men initially ignored the dogs but, upon hearing a strange bellowing, followed the noise into the forest where they found the dogs surrounding the 50 to 60kg boar, according to commune police chief Bai Thorng Samai.

The farmers joined the fray armed with a stick and a long-handled cleaver but came off second best. After the boar charged Veng, striking him with its tusks, Lan tried to help, only to become the next target.

“They all were attacked by the wild boar and injured in the arms, thighs, bottoms and waist,” said Samai.

“The dogs’ bites made [the boar] run away, or [the farmers] would have been gored to death in the forest.” The injured men tried to walk to their home 3 kilometers away before they were put on a boat and taken to a health centre.

Hou Sam Ol, a coordinator with rights group Adhoc, said that many farmers also hunted for extra food, especially during the dry season. They sometimes brought dogs along to help them find nearby prey, he said.

The police chief insisted that the boar’s two victims were not hunters.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

First They Killed My Father author Loung Ung on trusting Angelina Jolie to tell a story for all Cambodians

The story of Loung Ung and her family’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge became known around the world with the success of her autobiographical book, First They Killed My Father.

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields.

New street food dish shakes things up at Russian Market

Though the bustling food stalls that emerge after dark next to Russian Market can seem intimidating to tourists at first glance, there are street food treats to be enjoyed by all.