Six People Injured In Canine Attack

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Srinagar: A stray dog attacked and injured at least six persons in a village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday.

A stray dog appeared in Malangam village of the district and ran amok biting at least half a dozen people before chased away by locals, reports said. All the injured were shifted to district hospital Bandipora and were given anti-rabies vaccine (ARV).

Medical Superintendent DH Bandipora, Dr Bashir said that free anti-rabies injections were given to all the six injured persons initially and they will be assisted in future courses as well.

Locals of the area said that they have stopped sending their children out of their homes as they fear stray dogs are roaming in the village and attack whosoever comes in their way. They have appealed to authorities to act against the increasing population of the canines. (KDC)

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