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Club pays croc bite golfer $13,000

Published 19/03/2010 | 06:41

A Malaysian golfer who was bitten by a crocodile during a game was paid 8,537 pounds by the club
A Malaysian golfer who was bitten by a crocodile during a game was paid 8,537 pounds by the club

A Malaysian golf resort has given $13,000 (£8,537) to a golfer who was bitten by a crocodile during a game.

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Lawyer Keppy Wong said Hong Kee Siong, a 48-year-old businessman, was bitten by a crocodile in 2004 while looking for a golf ball near Hole 7 at the A'Famosa Golf Resort in southern Malacca state.

Wong said Hong slipped into a marshy lowland and stepped on the crocodile, thinking it was a log. He managed to fend off the 16-foot (five-meter) reptile by hitting it on the head, but was bitten on his left leg and had to get 38 stitches.

Wong said that since the attack the resort has fenced off the area - a crocodile rearing ground - and erected warning signs.

The case was settled out of court.

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