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Two die, one hospitalised from snake bites while searching for fruit in jungle


One of the victims of the snake attack.

One of the victims of the snake attack.

MUKAH: Two men died while another is in a weak but stable condition after being bitten by a venomous snake while looking for asam paya (swamp tamarind) fruit.

Mukah OCPD DSP Jimmy Panyau said a man made a police report at 7am on Saturday (Sept 15) after his son failed to return home after going into the jungle with two friends to look for the fruit (scientifically known as Zalacca Conferta) near Kampung Bedanga here.

Snake bite

   

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