More than 75 crocodile escapes from farm in China

Over 75 crocodiles have escaped from their breeding farm in China after heavy flood caused by Typhoon Haikui hit the region.

Chinese authorities made the report stating that around 75 crocodiles made their way through a lake in Maoming, Guangdong province which overflowed.

Although no casualty has been reported, Maoming’s Emergency Management Bureau has confirmed that 69 adult and six juveniles crocodiles are still in the deep water.

Some have been recaptured and most shot dead for safety reasons a firefighter told Chinese media

While search operation is still being carried out, authorities has urged resident to stay at home.

The Typhoon Haikui has cut across south Asia over a week, affecting China, Hong Kong, Taiwan including Japan and has claimed lives.

Crocodile farms are commonly seen at Maoming in Guangdong province where they are bred for their skin and as meat.

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