Driver Has Heart Attack After Snake Coils Round His Arm

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

An Indian man has reportedly suffered a massive heart attack and died after discovering a huge snake had managed to get into his car and was coiling itself around his arm.

The man had been on the phone to his son when the snake suddenly started winding itself around him and the man in a panic had asked his son to get help.

When emergency services arrived at the Batu Pahat Vocational College which is located in south-western Malaysia’s Johor State, where the man worked, they found him unconscious with the snake tightly coiled around his arm.

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The victim, identified as Zainal Abidin Daim, 59, did not recover consciousness and later died with medics saying he had suffered a heart attack and that the postmortem had confirmed the diagnosis.

Local police spokesman Supt Muhammad Izzudin Runggai said the dead man who was a driver at the college had been speaking to his son when he found the snake inside the car. 

He added that the man was in the process of trying to remove the snake and had complained to his son about breathing difficulty shortly before contact ended. 

The snake, the species of which is unclear, was removed and taken to a safe location to be released.

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