Saturday, March 01, 2008

Five injured in lion attacks in Gir


Five injured in lion attacks in Gir

Times of India Ahmedabad Edition

Rajkot: In two different incidents of lion attacks on human beings on the outskirts of Gir forest, as many as five persons have been reportedly injured on Wednesday.

Sources in the forest department said around 8 am, two agriculture labourers were attacked by a wild cat near Devala village situated under Sarasia range of Gir (east division). In the incident, Dhanji Manaji Parghi and Valaji Ravaji Parghi got injured. The same animal also injured two persons Kadava Vekaria and Vipul Vekaria in the adjoining farm. Sources said all four persons were taken to Dhari hospital where they were discharged after receiving primary treatment. According to a witness, there was a herd of around five lions. However, forest officials said that lions generally don’t attack human beings without reason and some one must have tried to disturb them.

In another similar incident, that occurred near a farm in Fatsar village of Una taluka in Junagadh distict, an unidentified person was reportedly injured by a lion in the afternoon.

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