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Man killed by freak accident while slaughtering cow

A man in Malaysia was killed by a flying parang last Thursday (Sept 24) when the cow he was helping to slaughter suddenly lashed out.

According to China Press, the freak accident occurred while Mr Suharto Dimjati, 48, was tasked with holding down the head of the bovine during the ritual of korban to mark Hari Raya Haji at a Taman Cahaya Baru surau in Yong Peng, Johor, where three cows were slaughtered.

However, as he was inspecting the dying animals, the third cow suddenly lashed out with its head and tried to stand up.

In the struggle, another man lost control of his parang and sent it flying at Mr Suharto, slashing his right forearm and nearly cutting it off.

With blood pouring from the wound, Mr Suharto was first rushed to a clinic but had to be re-directed to Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital due to the severity of the injury.

However, he bled out and was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mr Suharto was married with two young children.

Sources: China Press via The Star Online

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