In a bizarre incident, a 61-year-old butcher has been killed by a pig in Hong Kong. As per CNN, the incident happened when he was trying to slaughter the pig at Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse.
According to the police, the butcher had already shot the pig, but the pig gained consciousness and knocked the butcher to the ground. The butcher sustained a wound from a meat cleaver and later died.
After finding him unconscious, another fellow butcher at the slaughterhouse took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is still unknown.
The bizarre incident has also forced the Hong Kong Labor Department to launch an investigation. “The Labor Department is saddened by the death of the person and expresses its deepest sympathy to his family,” the department said in a statement.
Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has also expressed condolences. The department manages all the livestock slaughterhouses.