A man in his 40s has died after being bitten by a wild bane in Indonesia, the country’s National Parks and Wildlife Authority said on Thursday.
The man, who had a history of eating large animals, was playing a pingpanga game on Thursday in Batam province when he was bitten on his right arm by a bane, said Bambang Hidayat, the authority’s head of special investigations.
He was rushed to hospital, where he later died.
The wild boars are considered a delicacy in Indonesia.
The bane was a type of wild boarbark used in traditional Chinese medicine, and was also eaten as a food.
In recent years, Indonesia has been dealing with a surge in the number of bane-bite victims.
The country has recorded more than 300 reported deaths in 2016, and authorities are struggling to track down the culprits.