Wild boar attacks elderly man in Pendang

PENDANG: An elderly man has been hospitalised due to severe injuries he suffered from an attack by a wild boar behind his house at Kampung Pokok Tai Lama, near here, early yesterday.

In the incident at about1am, the victim, Nordi Said, 51, heard a noise from outside of his house then scouted it out as he thought it was villager’s sheep that normally roamed around his house.

Members of the Civil Defence Department (JPAM) sent him to the Yan hospital at around2ambefore he was rushed to the Sultan Abdul Hospital Halim in Sungai Petani due of his critical condition.

Nordi’s brother Jaafar Said, 37, who lived near his home, said he knew about the incident when his sister-in-law sought his help.

“My sister-in-law came to my house to tell about the incident. When I arrived at the scene, I saw the boar was still attacking and biting my brother,” he told Bernama.

Jaafar said he took about 10 minutes to chase out the animal with a steel hanger.

“When I tried to chase it out, it attacked me. When I ran, the boar turned around and attacked my brother. I fought it and finally it released my brother and ran into a nearby forest,” he said, describing the animal as huge.

He said the doctor informed him that his brother had suffered internal bleeding in the chest and that he was still unconscious in the emergency ward.

Jaafar added the department had contacted the Wildlife Protection Department (Perhilitan) to find the boar. — Bernama

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