Bear Attacks Uri Village Injures 17, Killed

by Tahir Bhat

URI

A Bear attacked Banali village Near Boniyar, Thursday afternoon in this frontier town and injured 17 people including a wild life employee. The bear was later killed by a joint venture of locals and wild life officials.

The Bear was seen in the village at around 3 pm attacking the people mostly busy at their work in their fields.

In just half an hour 17 people got injured in the bear attack.

The injured were shifted to PHC Boniyar, were from three were shifted to Baramulla.

“We received 17 injured but shifted three among them to Baramulla as their injuries were of critical nature,” BMO at PHC Boniyar, Dr Asif Khan told Kashmir Life.

The three injured who were shifted to Baramulla included Abdul Ahad Ganai 30, Abdul Majid Ganai 60 and Mohammad Ramzan Naiko.

Ramzan is a resident of Sopore and is an employee in the wild life department posted at Uri.

Reports said that locals and wild life employees later killed the Bear.

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