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See Photo Of 9-Year-Old Girl Bitten To Death By A Cobra On Her Bed In Thailand

A nine-year-old girl was killed after after being bitten on the index finger by a cobra as she slept in Thailand.

Prapawee Prawat went to sleep on a mattress laid out on the concrete floor of her family home in Surat Thani, Thailand, at 7.30pm on Tuesday night.

Her family walked in on Wednesday morning to find her lifeless body lying near the deadly two-metre snake.

Prapawee's grandmother Lung Chu, 70, walked in to wake her up but found her unresponsive wearing her yellow football shirt.

Police and rescue workers arrived and noticed a small swollen red bite mark on her finger.

They then discovered the two-metre-long cobra under the bed.

Residents battered the deadly black reptile to death before Prapawee was taken to hospital for a post-mortem examination to confirm her cause of death.
Her devastated grandmother said: 'Prapawee went to sleep and I went to wake her up for school.'

She was not moving or breathing and I called for help.

'She lives we me and her great-grandmother, because her parents separated.'

I don't know how it happened.

We have never seen snakes before in the house.

I am heartbroken.

I wish it could have been me instead.

She is so young.

Police said they believed that Prapawee had been dead for around eight hours before she was discovered.

Major General Natakorn Meenim from the Chaiburi district police station said:

'Police were notified at 7.40am that a young girl had died in the house without knowing the cause.'

Officers were dispatched to investigate along with the Faith Rescue Foundation.

'There were no signs of the girl being abused but on her right index finger was a bite mark.

The cobra of a length of more than two metres was found curled under the mattress.

She was taken to Chaiburi hospital but it is assumed that she died from being bitten by the cobra.