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Policeman killed by cockerel in weird case of “hunter becoming the hunted”

Two cockerels locked in a blood fight in Philippines. The sport is so popular that it attracts punters. PHOTO/COURTESY

A policeman in Philippines has died after she was struck by a cockerel at an illegal cockfighting parlour.

Lieutenant Christian Bolok’s left femoral artery was severed by a razor-sharp steel blade attached to the leg of the cockerel. She was rushed to hospital bleeding profusely but was declared dead on arrival.

Popular Sport

Cockfighting is a popular sport in Philippines. It pits two mature birds fighting against each other -often to their deaths. They are fitted with razor-sharp blades known as “gaffs”.

Cockfighting is popular in the Southeast Asian country. It has a cultic following and lovers of the sport typically bet on the outcome of fights. However, the sport has been banned during the coronavirus outbreak.

Unexplainable Bad luck

 The incident took place in Northern Samar province. The are police chief Colonel Arnel Apud told AFP that the accident was “a piece of bad luck that I cannot explain”.

“I could not believe it when it was first reported to me. This is the first time in my 25 years as a policeman that I lost a man due to a fighting cock’s spur.”

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