Wild boar kills farmer in northeast China

Man’s wife also badly injured after she came to his aid, news website reports

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 November, 2017, 3:40pm
UPDATED : Friday, 10 November, 2017, 5:07pm

A wild boar has killed an elderly farmer who was harvesting corn in northeast China, according to a news website report.

His wife was also severely injured after she later came to his aid, Thepaper.cn reported.

The initial attack on the man in his 70s occurred on Sunday afternoon in a field on his farm near Zhuanghe in Liaoning province.

His wife became worried when he had not returned home after a few hours. She was attacked by the boar after she found him badly injured.

Two of the fingers on her right hand were bitten off, the report said.

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Villagers heard her screams and managed to drive the boar away.

The farmer died on his way to hospital.

Residents were quoted as saying that there had been a significant rise in the number of wild boars in the area.