Eight people injured in a tiger attack in south Bihar

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Banka, Jan 13 (UNI) At least eight villagers, including three women, were injured, some seriously, when they were attacked by a tiger near a sugarcane field at Dina in this south Bihar district this evening.

Official sources here informed that the fully grown tiger suddenly came out of the sugarcane field near the village and attacked the villagers, including the women, when they were returning home after a day's work.

However, overcoming the intitial shock when the villagers fought back with whatever they could lay their hands on, the tiger fled.

Soon the injured were rushed to a nearby primary heath centre by the local villagers as the condition of some of the injured deteriorated.

Though it was not immediately known from where the big cat had strayed into the sugarcane field, it was believed that it had come from the nearby Banka forest range.

Meanwhile, a massive hunt had been launched by the district Forest department officials to capture the tiger, which was still believed to be hiding in the field, the sources added.

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