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95% of deaths caused by animal bites and stings were reported from the country’s rural areas.

9,191 people died of animal bites across India in 2017-18, mostly from rural areas

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 11:15 AM IST
That’s an average of 766 deaths a month over 12 months; Madhya Pradesh has recorded most deaths at 1,472, followed by Bengal and Maharashtra.
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