Eight Andhra farmers injured in bear assault, makes an attempt to seize animals

The bear attacked the farmers who labored on the cashew and coconut plantations, together with some cattle.

On Monday, June 20, eight farmers have been injured when a bear attacked them within the Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. The incident occurred close to the city of Vajrapukotturu, within the district. The circumstances of six of the injured are reported to be vital. The bear attacked farmers engaged on the cashew and coconut plantations between Kidisingi and Vajrapukotturu. Ten cattle have been additionally injured within the bear assault.

Eyewitnesses stated the bear attacked farmers and livestock, inflicting folks to panic. Six of the injured folks have been transferred to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Srikakulam. The incident created worry among the many folks of the realm. Police and forest officers rushed into the village. They spoke to native residents and picked up particulars of the incident.

Forestry officers have begun efforts to trace down and seize the bear. Minister of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Seediri Appalarju reportedly spoke with officers and directed them to make sure the very best therapy for the injured. He additionally requested forest officers to take rapid motion to catch the bear.

In the meantime, efforts are additionally underway to seize a tiger that bought misplaced in human properties within the Kakinada district a couple of days in the past. The tiger motion has triggered worry among the many residents of some villages beneath Prathipadu, Gollaprolu and different mandals. The grownup male tiger roams the villages close to the forest space since Might 23. He had killed some cattle together with a number of buffaloes. Whereas officers who inspected the pug’s indicators initially suspected it was a leopard, CCTV cameras put in later confirmed the tiger’s presence.

Greater than 120 forestry personnel had been deployed to seize the animal. Earlier, District Forestry Officer IKV Raju stated that if the tiger continues to roam the villages, he’ll catch it and depart it within the forest. The New Indian Categorical reported {that a} particular crew from Maharashtra will go to Kakinada to seize the tiger.

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