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Monkey bites 25 people

December 30, 2005 17:58 IST

A monkey bit at least 25 people in a residential area of Akola district in eastern Maharashtra, forest department sources said on Friday.

The animal was later caught and released into the forest, the sources said.

Forest department officials rushed to the area soon after they were alerted on Thursday and administered tranquilizer shots to the monkey.

It was later caught and released into Shahanur forest, they added.

The injured were undergoing treatment at local hospitals, sources said.

Meanwhile, a wild boar bit a person in another part of the city on Thursday, hospital sources added.


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