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Three farm labourers hurt in brazen attack by herd of boars


Three labourers harvesting corn in a field near Prachin Buri’s Thap Lan National Park were injured after coming under attack from a herd of wild boars that suddenly appeared from the bushes.

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The incident came to light when Wang Khon Daeng police wrote about it on their Facebook page on Wednesday, leading to reporters visiting Ban Thap Lan.
An assistant to village chief Pitoon Poonkasem led the reporters to the 30-rai cornfield, where crops were being harvested and collected in baskets.
The assistant explained that the area was rented by a grower and labourers from Nakhon Ratchasima were hired to harvest the crop.
As the labourers were hard at work, their employer heard yelps and shrieks – around 12 of the territorial boars, which were reportedly living in the cornfield, suddenly attacked the workers, injuring a woman and two men. Two of the three sustained serious injuries.
The boars reportedly disappeared as fast as they appeared.
The three workers were immediately sent to hospital.
The police Facebook post warned people in the area to watch out for the animals and steer clear of them in case they were sighted.

Published : November 05, 2020

By : THE NATION