A 50-year-old man died alone in his rented home in Khlong Toei district, Bangkok, Thailand and his body was then eaten by several monitor lizards.
The man was a motorcycle taxi driver who lived alone, and had a history of high blood pressure.
The man’s neighbours didn’t see him leave the house for two days and were getting concerned, and they noticed a foul smell coming out of his home and called the police.
Police officers and volunteers from the Ruamkatanyu Foundation (a charity organisation that handles funerals for the poor and those without kin, as well as attending to medical emergencies) arrived at the scene and found his body in the toilet at the back of his home.
The toilet was in a “shed” that was covered with rusty metal sheets and was neat a body of water, and the man was found without any clothes on and lying face down beside the urinal.
His body was also decomposing and swelling up, and officers found two 1m long monitor lizards in the toilet, and eating the man’s body, gnawing his legs, ears and other body parts.
They had apparently gotten into the toilet through a hole in one of the metal sheets, and officers chased the monitor lizards away before retrieving the man’s body.
The deceased was then sent to the hospital for an autopsy where he was estimated to have died for at least 2 days prior to the discovery/
The authorities believe that he had a sudden increase in his blood pressure and had lost consciousness as a result.
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