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Famous Malaysian ‘snake handler’ dies after cobra bite

KUALA LAMPUR: A Malaysian firefighter dubbed the "snake whisperer" has died four days after he was bitten by a wild cobra while responding to a call to catch the aggressive reptile. The spitting cobra bit 33-year-old Abu Zarin Hussin on Monday in the central state of Pahang, where he subsequently succumbed its venom in hospital on Friday. The firefighter had gained celebrity status in Malaysia for his ability to closely handle deadly snakes. He was pictured in photos and videos widely circulated online kissing king…