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Malaysian ‘snake-handling celebrity’ dies of cobra bite (BBC)

Malaysian ‘snake-handling celebrity’ dies of cobra bite (BBC)

A Malaysian man who became famous for his snake-handling skills has died after being bitten by a cobra.

Abu Zarin Hussin, a firefighter, first shot to fame after British tabloids published a story incorrectly identifying him as a Thai man who’d allegedly married his pet snake.

Mr Hussin had trained other firefighters on how to handle snakes.

But he was admitted to hospital on Monday after being bitten a cobra during a snake-catching operation. He had also participated in television programme Asia’s Got Talent, where he pulled off the daring act of “kissing” a snake. Read more

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