Vietnamese dies in guest house, snake bite suspected

By Mai Tram, Thanh Nien News

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The snake's mouth being sewn after it was found in a guest house in Can Tho along with a dead man who carried signs of a snake bite
Police in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho said Wednesday that a man had died at a local guest house after being bitten by a snake he had brought along.
Nguyen Xuan Dinh of Vinh Long Province was found dead on the floor of his room with two holes on  his right leg.
The police found a cobra measuring more than a meter long in the room.
The family refused to allow them to do forensic tests.
Dinh’s body was found by his wife Nguyen Thi Minh Tam.
Tam said she received a call from him Tuesday evening, but the call ended abruptly after he said he was in a guest house in Can Tho.
She suspected some mishap and rushed to Can Tho, using a GPS to find his location.
The room door had to be forced open, she told the police.
The family said Dinh was on his way back after recovering a debt from a person named Hai in Hau Giang Province next to Can Tho.
He had gone for a drink with a friend name Tuan earlier on Tuesday and told Tuan that a friend gifted him the snake.
Bizarrely, the police have sewn up the snake’s mouth.

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