A 61-year-old butcher died while trying to slaughter a pig at the Sheung Shui slaughterhouse on the northern edge of Hong Kong, China.

This was reported by CNN with reference to the city police.

The slaughterhouse worker was going to kill the pig, which he had already stunned with a stun gun, but it suddenly came to its senses, rushed at the butcher and knocked him to the ground.

As a result, the butcher 

received a wound on his left leg from a 40-centimeter cleaver he was holding in his hand.

The victim was found by his colleague, he was taken to the hospital, and later pronounced dead.

The police reported that the cause of death has not been reliably established.

The city's labor department has launched an investigation into the incident.

“We will complete the investigation as soon as possible to establish the cause of the incident, clarify the responsibility of the perpetrators and recommend measures for improvement.

In case of violation of the legislation on labor protection, we will take measures in accordance with the legislation", said the representative of the department.

The city's Department of Food and Environmental Hygiene, which manages the slaughterhouses, expressed its condolences to the man's family.

It will be recalled that a patient died in the United States of America, who was transplanted with the heart of a genetically modified pig during a historic operation.

57-year-old David Bennett with a pig's heart lived only two months.

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