A woman has been “eaten alive” by hungry pigs after collapsing in their sty.
The unnamed 56-year-old farmer had gone to feed the swine but fainted or suffered an epileptic attack, police said.
The pigs attacked her, “completely eating” her face, ears and shoulders, according to reports.The woman, from the Russian region of Udmurtia, died from severe blood loss.
Her husband had been ill and awoke to find her missing.He went to look for her and found her partly devoured body in the sty.
A spokesman for the regional Investigative Committee said: “The opinion of forensic experts has been requested in this case.”
The aim is to “establish all the circumstances and reasons for what had happened”.