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Indonesia man 'swallowed whole by python'

A 25-year-old Indonesian man has been swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi, according to reports.

A six-minute video on the website of the Tribun Timur publication shows villagers slicing open the python's carcass to reveal the legs and torso of the victim, named Akbar.

Junaedi, the secretary of Salubiro village in West Sulawesi province, said that villagers began searching for Akbar on Monday night after realising he had not returned from his palm oil crops.

Junaedi said that the search party found scattered palm oil fruit, a picking tool and a boot - and then spotted the engorged python.

He said: "When its stomach was cut, we first saw his boot and legs near the neck. It seems he was attacked from behind."

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