Wild boar attacks 5 people in central Vietnam

By Hua Xuyen Huynh, Thanh Nien News

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Phan Thi Hanh, 75, being treated at the Quang Nam General Hospital after being attacked by a wild boar on October 18. Photo: Hua Xuyen Huynh Phan Thi Hanh, 75, being treated at the Quang Nam General Hospital after being attacked by a wild boar on October 18. Photo: Hua Xuyen Huynh

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Quang Nam authorities are hunting for a wild boar that gored four people in the central province on Sunday.
At around 10 a.m. the animal, reportedly weighing about 50 kg, attacked Nguyen Thanh Tho, 44, and his son Nguyen Thanh Tin, 22, of Phu Ninh District when they were grazing cows.
It then attacked Huynh Thi Luc, 74, and Phan Thi Hanh, 75, who were cutting grass in a nearby field.
After the duo cried for help, locals rushed to the scene and chased the animal away.
Luc and Hanh suffered severe injuries in their arms, body, legs, and face and were taken to Quang Nam General Hospital.
Another victim, Dinh Thi Quy, 71, was also attacked and suffered bruises.
Nguyen The Vinh, a local official, said the boar has eluded attempts by many people to catch it and escaped into the forests in Thac Trang Mountain.
“We are assigning more people to catch the wild boar as soon as possible to prevent further attacks.”

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