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20 injured in bear attack in Orissa

Twenty people, including a girl and a woman, were injured on Sunday when a bear attacked them in Kuakhia area of Orissa's Jajpur district.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2009 15:43 IST

Twenty people, including a girl and a woman, were injured on Sunday when a bear attacked them in Kuakhia area of Orissa's Jajpur district.

According to sources, the incident happened at Jabara, about 50 km from Jajpur, when the bear, which sneaked into the village from nearby Kalinganagar area, attacked a farmer while he was returning from his paddy field. The animal then targeted several other villagers.

Even two persons on bike were attacked by the bear, the sources said. Forest officials rushed the village to tame the animal, Kuakhia police station inspector in-charge AK Das said.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. All of them were out of danger, hospital sources said.