Two persons injured in bear attack in Budgam
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Two persons injured in bear attack in Budgam

Post by ARIF RASHID on Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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Two persons were injured in a wild bear attack in forest area of Ringzabal village, located in Khansahib tehsil of Budgam district on Tuesday.

Ghulam Din Poswal, a local resident of Ringzabal village told the Rising Kashmir that they were grazing their sheep in Shalkani forest when a bear attacked them and injured two persons.

A doctor from the Primary Health Centre in Hardapunzoo said  that two persons from Ringzabal village were brought to the health centre for treatment. They have also been referred to JVC Hospital for further treatment.

He identified the both injured persons as Ishaq Ahmad Sood (18) son of Mohd Aslam Sood, and Mushtaq Ahmad Poswal (24) son of Gh Hasan Poswal. Both are residents of Ringzabal village in Khansahib tehsil.

Bashir Ahmad Bhat, the Block Officer of the Wildlife Control Room in Budgam, confirmed that the incident occurred in the forest area.

"To ensure the safety of the public, it is advised that people to follow the wildlife advisory that has been already issued by the wildlife department," he said.