A 22-year-old man died on Wednesday after being fatally bitten by a snake in a village in India. This was on the same day as the funeral of his 38-year-old brother, who was also killed by a snake the day before,
According to local authorities, the 22-year-old victim is Govind Mishara from the village of Bhawanipur. He attended the funeral of his brother on Wednesday, who died on Tuesday after a snake bite. On Wednesday evening, Govind was also bitten by a snake, police said. It is unknown what kind of snakes it would be.
“He was bitten in his sleep and died shortly after. A housemate was also bitten and is still in critical condition in hospital,” a police spokesman told The Indian Express. The residents of the small village are shocked by the wave of fatal snake bites, the local newspaper reported. Hospital administrators and government officials visited the village on Thursday to express their condolences to the bereaved families.