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8-meter python slain after swallowing woman in Southeast Sulawesi

8-meter python slain after swallowing woman in Southeast Sulawesi Locals found and killed a large python that had swallowed a woman in Southeast Sulawesi on Friday. (Shutetrstock/File)
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Jakarta   ●   Sat, June 16, 2018 2018-06-16 13:13 1062 a7124a1e87885b91d244660f9e9512e3 4 National phyton,Sulawesi,death Free

Local resident Wa Tiba was found dead inside the belly of a 8-meter python in Muna regency, Southeast Sulawesi on Friday.

Muna Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Agung Ramos Paretongan Sinaga said the 54-year-old housewife disappeared on Thursday night, the last night of Ramadhan, after she went to inspect her corn plantation around 1 kilometer away from her house.

According to her family, Wa Tiba wanted to check the plantation because wild boars often destroyed the crops, reported. 

Her family became anxious as by 6 a.m the next day she had not returned home.

Her sister went to look for her at the plantation, only to find her footprints, a torch, slippers and a machete on the ground. 

She immediately asked for help from the locals. 

At around 9:30 a.m., residents found a big python with a swollen belly near the plantation.

The locals killed the snake and dissected its stomach, in which they found Wa Tiba’s body. (gis/dmr)