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Elderly woman falls after boar pulls her bag of food

Published on Sep 19, 2012 6:00 AM

An elderly woman fell and broke her hip after a wild boar in Pulau Ubin went for a bag of food she was carrying. Madam Lin Hui Juan, 64, was operated on Tuesday morning, reported Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao.

The Bukit Panjang resident had gone for a half-day tour to Pulau Ubin on Sunday when the attack happened at 11am. The group of more than 40 members was near Chek Jawa when a female boar, with two other small boars, appeared near some bicycle stands.

The group began taking pictures of the boars and feeding them. Madam Lin was nearby but was busy haggling over the transport fare with a van driver.

The female boar suddenly charged and tugged at a bag filled with food that Madam Lin was carrying on her shoulder. Caught unawares, she lost her footing and fell. A group member rushed over and grabbed the bag from the boar, which later ran off.

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