Friday, November 27, 2009

Yangang residents want immediate steps to curb bear menace

GANGTOK, November 27: Fearing bear attack, the residents of Yangang, South Sikkim has demanded strict vigilance by the Forest Department in controlling the bear havoc.
The concern from the residents comes after an attack to one of the residents John Rai (19) in the evening of November 25. John, who was working as a labourer at a construction site was mauled by the bear while he was on his way home.

“It has been two days since the patient is admitted in ICU at Central Referral Hospital, Tadong and no officials from the Forest Department have turned up,” said CL Gurung, the former Panchayat president of Yangang.
According to the local residents, the animal, which they had spotted a week back in the locality, had killed several cattle in the area making their life miserable

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